For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. [read more…]
Between 70 and 80 percent of individuals with poor reading skills in America are likely dyslexic and as many as 20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability, according to education and medical experts. [read more…]
Interim schools Chancellor John Davis will give the “State of DC Public Schools” address on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Roosevelt High School in Northwest. [read more…]
Black students who enroll at for-profit trade schools in hopes of obtaining well-paying jobs often wind up deeper in debt and with fewer job prospects than their peers who enrolled at traditional two- or four-year educational institutions, a recent study found. [read more…]
The PGCPS community is mourning the sudden death this month of Parkdale High School principal Tanya Washington. Washington joined Prince George’s County Public Schools in 1997 as a teacher at William Wirt Middle School. She later taught science at Charles H. Flowers High School. She served as assistant principal at Oxon Hill Middle School and Largo High School before moving to Parkdale High School as principal in 2013.
Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim has announced plans to retire in June. Burnim’s decision to stop down caps a 40-year career in higher education, including nearly 11 years at Bowie.
To combat the growing problem of bullying, local nonprofit organization Do The Write Thing of DC has published a series of anti-bullying books. E-versions of the four books will be available for free download at Amazon.com during October, recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month.
The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade specific Parent Guides. The guides provide tools parents need to support their child’s learning at home. For high school students, the guides also provide tips for how to successfully navigate the path to and through college.
For those with a stake in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), they are aware of troubling issues facing the institutions, and school presidents dedicated to the cause are speaking out on how to overcome those challenges. [read more…]