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Dr. Iris T. Metts, Superintendent Prince George's Public Schools, has been the center of controversy in an embattled school district. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
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In the News
$1.3 Billion Budget Approved for Schools: Deficit Is Gone, Hornsby Says (Post, June 24, 2004)

Test Scores Disappoint Pr. George's School Officials (Post, July 3, 2003)

Schools' Budget Chief Quits as Cuts Weighed (Post, June 5, 2003)

Wearing Rose-Colored Glasses at Metts's Official Send-Off (Post, May 4, 2003)

Magnets' Future Still in Flux: Pr. George's Schools Uncertain How to Overhaul Program (Post, May 1, 2003)

A Bold Choice For Pr. George's: School Board Taps New Chief With History of Ruffling Feathers (Post, April 3, 2003)

Pr. George's Fills Top Job in Schools (Post, April 2, 2003)

Prince George's Unions Fight Schools Finalists (Post, March 19, 2003)

Preparing to Inherit Systemwide Struggle: Three Schools Chief Finalists Face High Expectations (Post, March 13, 2003)

A Big Leap for Pr. George's Finalists (Post, March 8, 2003)

Pr. George's Considers 3 Urban Veterans: Educators Touted On Achievement (Post, March 6, 2003)

Finalists Chosen in Pr. George's County's School Board Search (Post, March 5, 2003; 4:02 PM)

Police and Schools Facing Changes With Shifts in Leadership (Post, Feb. 13, 2003)

Metts Says Turmoil Put End to Job: Schools Chief Goes To Private Firm (Post, Feb. 10, 2003)

Schools Chief To Leave Pr. George's (Post, Feb. 9, 2003)

Metts Still Pressured To Prove Her Worth: Deadline for Rehiring Vote Looming, Schools' Struggles Overshadow Changes (Post, Jan. 26, 2003)

Metts's Bold Request Gets Budget Ball Rolling (Post, Jan. 16, 2003)

National Search for Schools Chief Underway: Board Says Keeping Metts Hasn't Been Ruled Out (Post, Jan. 9, 2003)

Metts Pins Deficit on Per Diem Teachers: Pr. George's Overspent By at Least $7.5 Million (Post, Oct. 11, 2002)


Community Relations

Many Fear Fallout of School Upheaval (The Washington Post, 2/7/02)

Pr. George's Businesses Offer Input on Schools (The Washington Post, 2/7/02)

Emergency Oversight Of Schools Supported (The Washington Post, 2/5/02)


Background

An Early Verdict on Metts? (The Washington Post, 2/6/02)

A Tumultuous Time in Prince George's (The Washington Post, 2/3/02)

Schools Chief Often Acts First, Asks Later (The Washington Post, 8/20/00)

Superintendent of Savvy (The Washington Post, 6/20/99)


Reform

Metts Nears Deal to Start Military School (The Washington Post, 6/20/01)

Metts Raises Bar For All Test Scores (The Washington Post, 1/15/00)

Metts Seeks Smaller, Longer Classes for the Youngest Students (The Washington Post, 1/13/00)

Metts Unhappy Over Tests (The Washington Post, 12/8/99)

Metts's Commitment To Reforms Lauded (The Washington Post, 11/5/99)

Metts, at Rally, Promises Improvements (The Washington Post, 8/28/99)

Metts Offers Magnet Busing Plan (The Washington Post, 8/5/99)



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