Attorney Jack Olender hosted his annual Washington Informer Spelling Bee reception at the Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C. office in Northwest, DC, awarding the top four winners with cash prizes of different denominations and a certificate for their participation in the 34th Annual Washington Informer Spelling Bee Thursday, April 14. Photo by Travis Riddick
More than 180 public and charter schools in the District will participate in My School DC’s annual EdFEST to empower families to find the best fit for their child by providing direct access to school choice. Serving as the kickoff to the common lottery application, EdFEST will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DC Armory in Southeast
Erica Jones, a senior at McKinley Technology High School in Northeast, has been on the varsity volleyball team all four years of high school, an accomplishment she attributes to the “very rare” overhead serve she displayed in middle school. Erica, who also plays basketball, hopes to continue playing sports in college, but only if it “doesn’t get in the way of academics.”
Prince George’s County Public Schools will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair next month in search of top educators from across the nation. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro. PGCPS officials are specifically focused on hiring talent who are committed to making a difference in the classroom.
“Henderson’s relentless energy and boundless public praise in support of her teachers and principals has created positive morale and considerable buy-in among classroom educators to what is one of the most ambitious reform agendas in the country,…” [read more…]
Members of the community are invited to join DCPS faculty, staff, students and parents in wishing Chancellor Kaya Henderson the best as she celebrates her fifth year as chief administrator. [read more…]
Members of Howard University’s “Showtime” marching band have drawn a line in the sand, protesting the University’s administration due to a lack of scholarship disbursements and other allocated band funds [read more…]
According to new test results released from the Office of the State Superintendent, the percentage of students at Ballou, Roosevelt and Woodson high schools in the District on a college readiness track comes in at a startling zero. [read more…]