Steele to visit 2 P.G. County schools next week

Lt. governor seeking input as part of review of state education procedures

February 18, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is scheduled to visit two schools in Prince George's County -- Marlton Elementary School in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday and Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville on Thursday -- to discuss the Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland.

As commission chair, Steele visits schools across the state, collecting information for the panel's work and meeting with educators, parents, administrators, students and community leaders. Steele plans to visit at least one school in every county, as well as in Baltimore City, to complete his review. His last visit took place Thursday morning at the Annapolis Area Christian School.

Steele is scheduled to visit Marlton Elementary School at 8506 Old Colony Drive South from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and plans to visit Nicholas Orem Middle School at 6100 Editor's Park Drive from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each visit includes a tour of the facility, a question-and-answer session with students and a private discussion with a focus group of members of the school community.

The Governor's Commission on Quality Education focuses on four areas, including teacher and principal accountability and growth; schools and community linkages; global practices in education; and school readiness and early childhood programs.

For more information on the Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, visit www.gov.state.md.us.

February 18, 2005, 11:58 AM EST

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