Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dr. William R. Hite named a finalist for superintendent School District of Philadelphia

Message from the Dr. William R. Hite

Dear PGCPS Community:

Earlier today, the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the School District of Philadelphia announced that I have been named a finalist for superintendent. This announcement comes after weeks of discussions with the SRC. While I have not sought out other professional opportunities, I have been approached on numerous occasions and have turned them down. However, my wife Deirdre and I believe this is an opportunity that we must explore.

Despite significant fiscal challenges, our school system has made significant progress and I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over the last three years with the support of our school board members. As the search process continues, I will try to keep you informed.

As always, thank you for your support.


William R. Hite, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Message from the Prince George's County Board of Education

The Prince George's County Board of Education released the following statement regarding Dr. Hite's selection as a finalist for superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia: 
"Dr. Hite is a talented superintendent and this announcement serves as validation of the progress we are making in our school district. If Dr. Hite were to leave, we would be sorry to see him go. However, we remain committed to continuing our efforts to improve the quality of education of our students and will continue to guide the school district as we prepare for the 2012-13 school year."

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Three Great Interviews on Parent Talk Live You Have to Hear

Parent Talk Live
Hosted By: Dr. Mike Robinson 
New Season Starts August 19, 2012

Here are three Great Interviews on Parent Talk Live you have to hear.


Barbara Fisher                                                                       William E. Rogers
2012 JoAnne L. Carter Memorial Award                                      2010 Publishing Mama, LLC
Recognition for her Parental Engagement                                    Father of the Year

Mrs. Nikki Guy-Dixon
Former PGCPS Educator
Current Home Schooler

Dr. William R. Hite, Jr.
Prince George’s County Public Schools

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Parent Talk Live Discusses PGCPS with Dr. William R. Hite, Jr

Parent Talk Live
Hosted by
Dr. Mike Robinson

Parent Talk Live, with host Dr. Mike Robinson will discuss the state of Prince George’s County Public Schools with its Superintendent of schools Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. on Sunday, June 3rd from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Dr. Robinson and Dr. Hite will examine issues germane to the over 120,000 students and their parents attending school in Prince George’s County Maryland. Topics will include but not limited to: remedial education, summer learning, ongoing school reform, working with new school board members, parental engagement, and community involvement and as always your questions or comments.

We are accepting your Facebook and Twitter questions, now and on the night of the show?

 Dr. William R. Hite, Jr.
Prince George’s County Public Schools

Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. was named Superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) on April 3, 2009, by the Prince George’s County Board of Education, after serving as Interim Superintendent since December 1, 2008.  In June 2006, Dr. Hite was hired as Deputy Superintendent of PGCPS, Maryland’s second largest school system and the 18th largest system in the nation. During his tenure, he focused on student access and educational equity to ensure that all students graduate college-and work-ready. 
Jennifer Harris
Political and Educational Analyst

After my interview with Dr. Hite, Superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools stay tuned. My second guest will be political and educational analyst  Jennifer Harris author of PGD9Politico, a blog that focuses on keeping Prince George's County politicians accountable for their decisions and votes.

Parent Talk Live: Hosted by: Dr. Mike Robinson
Guest: Dr. William Hite, Jr. Superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools
Subject: Prince George’s County Public Schools
Air Date: June 3, 2012
Time: 8:30pm
Call in Number: (646) 716-5649
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