D.C. students saw growth in their Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores, but they still severely lag behind their counterparts around the country. [read more…]
Results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers show that Thurgood Marshall Academy is the best high school east of the river, and remains one of the top-performing high schools in the District of Columbia, according to D.C. charter school officials. [read more…]
More than 40,000 students and 8,000 employees of ITT Educational Services Inc. are grappling with the loss of jobs and educational opportunities after officials at the proprietary school chain announced Tuesday it would close all of its campuses amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. [read more…]
A respected musicologist and conservatory-trained pianist whose work has been recognized by a Fulbright grant and a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton has been appointed director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland College Park. [read more…]
Classes began Aug. 8 for 11 elementary and middle schools that offer the extended year curriculum for the 2016-17 term. The schools — which are in session a month longer than traditional schools — were selected based on strong leadership in the facility, interest from the community and schools poised to make significant academic gains. Students enrolled in the extended-year program will have gained an extra year of learning by the time they reach the 8th grade. [read more…]
Thousands of guests, graduates, faculty members and special honorees from across the nation participated in and attended the 148th Commencement Convocation at Howard University Upper Quadrangle for the Conferring of Degrees on Saturday, May 7th in Northwest. President Barack Obama served as the keynote speaker for the event. President Obama, along with actress Cicely Tyson, Dr. L.D. Britt, and Ambassador Horace Dawson received honorary degrees. [read more…]
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
Alumni from Dunbar High School were delighted to attend the world premiere of “Dunbar: The Alchemy of Achievement,” at the Landmark E Street Cinema, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in northwest D.C. Patrons purchased popcorn and found the best seat in the house to view the first documentary highlighting one of America’s oldest public high schools for African Americans. The high school, named after the famous poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, has a controversial history that many continue to find of interest today, in which some claim it to have been a school for the elite. The film featured well known alumni such as former DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Congress woman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Colbert King, who gave an oral history of the school’s challenges with desegregation, funding issues, low enrollment, and building renovation. Dorothy C. Egbufor, a 1991 alumnae, moderated a panel discussion with the cast members after the screening.