Maryland State Department of Education seeks info from public for PGCPS graduation rate probe

- With an investigation underway to look into allegations of grade-fixing and fraud allegations in the Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland school officials have released a hotline and email address encouraging the public to provide information for the probe.

The Maryland State Department of Education said public input can be provided at 1-833-535-6103 or through the email address -- PGCPSSpecialReview@alvarezandmarsal.com

The investigation, which is being conducted by the Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services, is being done after FOX 5 was first to report on claims by Prince George’s County Public Schools staff that intense pressure from administrators to boost the graduation rate has caused students to be pushed through the system whether they earned their diploma or not. Several Prince George’s County school board members wrote a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan citing “widespread systemic corruption” and claiming that student credits and grades are being altered to fraudulently boost the high school graduation rate.

The allegations prompted Gov. Hogan to call for a “complete, thorough, and exhaustive investigation” in his own letter to the Maryland State Board of Education president.

The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously in June to launch a third-party investigation on the grade-fixing claims.

Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell denies the allegations.

FOX 5's coverage on grade-fixing allegations in Prince George's County Public Schools:

Investigation into allegations of fraud, grade-fixing in PGCPS to begin 'immediately'

State Board of Education votes to launch Prince George's County Public Schools grade-fixing probe

Gov. Larry Hogan calls for state investigation into alleged corruption in PGCPS

Md. Gov. Hogan explains why he requested probe on grade fixing allegations against PGCPS

PGCPS board members claim graduation rate 'fraudulently' elevated, call for state investigation

Staff members speak out about pressure from Prince George's Co. Public Schools to graduate students

State investigated grade changing in Prince George's County Public Schools earlier this year

Maxwell: PGCPS grade fixing allegations 'completely and utterly false'

Prince George's County schools CEO denies any fraudulent effort to inflate graduation rate

Rushern Baker says he stands by PGCPS Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell

Prince George's County NAACP asks county executive to not renew contract of Dr. Kevin Maxwell

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO meets with Md. lawmakers about concerning allegations

Prince George's Del. Walker hopes grade fixing allegations are false, but there's a lot of smoke

Sen. Muse condemns Prince George's County alleged grade fixing

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