In the News
“As educators, we hope this means we are moving in a different direction, but the issues in the Prince George’s County School system go well beyond Dr. Maxwell. There are deep structural problems and an unacceptable lack of accountability that must be addressed. We still need a fully elected school board. We still need adequate funding for our schools. We still need fair salary increases.  If the next CEO is only accountable to one person – the County Executive – that’s not good enough. And when it comes to selecting new leadership at PGCPS in the days ahead, teachers, parents and students deserve a seat at the table.”
PGCEA Contract Update
The new contract will be available to read on Friday, May 4 th . The new contract will be located on the PGCEA website and an email notification will be sent out to all members.
Change requires collective action through a recognized body. Collective actions like working to rule, appearing at board of education budget meetings, contacting county and state lawmakers, and networking with community organizations are proven to make a difference. Members at Laurel High School continue to make a difference!
 Candidate Endorsement Highlight: Donna Edwards
The time has come for a County Executive who will take on big developers and special interests; and clean house at the failing school administration office. While living in Fort Washington, Donna led neighbors to take on big developers at National Harbor. Donna used her legal background to win hundreds of good union jobs, housing, and beautiful public walkable spaces for residents to enjoy. Donna was elected to Congress in 2008, the first Black woman to represent Maryland in Congress. She served five terms representing much of Prince George’s County. Donna plans to use these experiences as the Prince George’s County Executive and her pledge to education includes: attracting and hiring top talent to modernize our schools, restoring tens of millions of dollars of lost Head Start funding, and demanding increased accountability from all government agencies for our children’s success and progress into adulthood. Please take a moment to find out what residents of Prince George’s County are saying about Donna Edwards: 
To find out more about the Donna Edwards Campaign, please visit website:

We need volunteers to make Edwards for County Executive a reality! If you wish to volunteer, please click here.
NEA Maryland Educator Survey
  Some members may have received an email yesterday with the subject line “Maryland Educator Survey” and the sender name “Educator Insights.” Please be advised that it is a legitimate survey being conducted by NEA.
Upcoming Training & Events
Saturday May 5th
7 pm - 11 pm
PGCEA Center
Monday, May 7th
7 pm
County Administration Building

Wednesday May 23rd
4 pm
PGCEA Center
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 7 to 11, 2018 and #ThankATeacher with us! Use the hashtag #ThankATeacher to celebrate the V.I.T. (Very Important Teacher) in your classroom!

View our Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 Toolkit f or materials and information.
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We are the county Educators' union. We represent certified instructional educators. PGCEA represents more than 10,000 certified employees that include classroom teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, media specialists, and other non-supervisory educators in the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) system.

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