ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the state school board to investigate allegations of fraud in one of Maryland’s biggest school systems.

Hogan sent a letter Sunday to Maryland State Board of Education President Andrew Smarick requesting the board begin looking at possible wrongdoing at Prince George’s County schools.

The governor said there have been specific allegations about students’ grades being altered in order to boost high school graduation rates. His letter comes after some county school board members and state lawmakers have also called for an investigation.

County Schools Chief Executive Kevin Maxwell has said the allegations made against the school system are false.

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  1. Anne Madison says:

    Is there some reason you have decided that the videos you auto-run don’t have to have any relationship to the news story the reader has chosen to read? It’s as annoying as all-get-out. I’m prompted to write because this one is particularly bad. News story I came to read: PG schools to be investigated. Video you showed me: Elderly couple murdered. In fact, as I look at the videos you’ve decided to show me, none of them are about the PG County schools. There’s one of a baseball catcher, one of people watching a fire, one of something being hoisted out of the water, one of Chef Boy-ar-Dee’s house, and one about an eclipse. These will all run in order, but none of them is about the school system. Why? Why show them?

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