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      Segun Eubanks appointed Prince George's County Board of Education chairman

      (AP/ABC7) - Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has appointed a new Board of Education chairman.

      Baker's office says Dr. Segun Eubanks will be sworn in Saturday as board chairman under a new state law that takes effect Saturday. It allows the county executive to choose the county school board chair.

      "Dr. Eubanks brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board that will serve the children and families of this County well," Baker said in a statement. "We have worked together for two decades on education issues and his expertise in teacher quality and public education will be a tremendous asset to this board. "

      Eubanks is director of teacher quality for the National Education Association and is a parent of two Prince George's students. Eubanks also served as chairman of Baker's commission on education for the past year. He replaces board chair Verjeana Jacobs.

      In a statement, Baker thanked Jacobs for leading the board through difficult times. He says Eubanks brings an expertise in teacher quality and a vested interest in the schools, as a parent.

      Four appointees will join nine elected school board members.