Providing high quality public education for University District children will attract and retain more residents, including UMD staff, while preparing them to be excellent students who will achieve in school, in college and beyond.

GOALS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2017 WORK PLAN
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
2016 WORK PLAN



2020 VISION GOALS

UMD faculty, staff and others move to College Park so their children can attend local schools.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

  • UMD Partnership with Paint Branch Elementary School provided the first Chinese Language instruction for elementary students in Prince George’s County
  • College Park Academy, a rigorous college prep middle and high school, opened 2013


2017 Work Plan

  •  College Park Academy: Assist as needed in promoting the new, permanent, home for College Park Academy in M Square, and in the establishment of a catchment area for the school. Once established assist as needed in promoting the school to campus and community. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • “Consumer survey” of College Park area public schools. The Partnership will work with a consulting firm and key stakeholders to assess, analyze and understand more precisely what parents want in our local public schools. Comprehensive survey data will help us as we work with both the Prince George’s County Public Schools and with the University to bring greater partnerships between the two locally. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • University Programming in Local Schools: Based on the results of the “education survey” above, work with the Partnership’s Education committee on increasing University related project based enhancements in local schools. Partnership promoting.
  • Explore options for marketing local College Park public schools. This effort can help create a more positive reputation for the schools serving our local families by showcasing all the successes and successful programs in our schools like those currently being administered by the University of Maryland. Partnership leading and promoting.
  • PGCPS School Construction: In 2015, PGCPS released its Master Plan for rehabbing schools and for new construction. The plan calls for two new middle schools and one new high school in the northern part of the county. The Partnership will monitor these developments. Partnership promoting.
  • Child Care/PreK in College Park: Support the City and University as they negotiate to renovate space to be in a position to open a child care/Pre-K center at the Calvert Road school site. Assist the expansion of pre-K throughout the City with a potential provider looking to locate in the City. Partnership supporting and promoting.

2016 Committee Members

Chair: Donna Wiseman
Partnership Board members: Jim Rosapepe and Maxine Gross
City Council members: Robert Day and Monroe Dennis
County (School Board): Lupi Grady
City: Carolyn Bernache (Chair of City’s Education Advisory Committee) and Denise Mitchell (former Chair of City’s Education Advisory Committee and College Park Academy Board member)
University: Donna Wiseman and Helene Cohen
Ex-Officious: Jim Rosapepe, Carlo Colella, Patrick Wojahn, Dannielle Glaros, Mary Lehman, Scott Somers, SGA Representative, GSG Representative


2016 Work Plan

  • College Park Academy: Assist as needed in making a permanent home for College Park Academy, and in the establishment of a catchment area for the school.
  • University Programming in Local Schools: Increase University related project based enhancements in local schools.
  • Promote current programs being administered by UMD in local PGCPS schools.
  • PGCPS School Construction: In 2015, PGCPS released its Master Plan for rehabbing schools and for new construction. The plan calls for two new middle schools and one new high school in the northern part of the county. The Partnership will monitor these developments.
  • “Consumer survey” of College Park area public schools. The Partnership will work with key stakeholders to assess, analyze and understand more precisely what parents want in our local public schools. Comprehensive survey data will help us as we work with both the Prince George’s County Public Schools and with the University to bring greater partnerships between the two locally.
  • Child Care/PreK in College Park: Pursue a path forward together with the City and University to renovate space to be in a position to open a child care/Pre-K center at the Calvert Road school site, if that is agreed upon by the City and University.
Education Committee
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