Goldson kept as PGCPS CEO

Monica Goldson will likely continue to lead Prince George’s County Public Schools. Goldson had served as PGCPS’ interim CEO for the past 11 months since former CEO Kevin Maxwell, selected by former County Executive Rushern Baker, resigned in the wake of financial and grade-fixing scandals. Goldson has worked at PGCPS for 28 years, rising through the ranks from teacher to Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning to Chief Operating Officer to interim CEO to her new appointment. Goldson is also a native Prince Georgian and an alumni of PGCPS, which County Executive Angela Alsobrooks noted in a speech announcing the nomination. “She sat in the seats of our schools as a student, she then became a teacher, she’s also been COO and also a parent.

Prince George’s Purple Line has pedestrian problems

In an April 29 meeting of the Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT), project officials explained construction progress to residents of Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Glenridge, and New Carrollton. Construction ramped up last year in these Prince George’s communities, where the County’s first light rail transit stops will be placed.