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Education

ITT Shuts Down Academic Operations

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…]

Education

DCPS’ Goal: Top Principal, Teacher in Every School, Classroom

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…]

President Barack Obama delivers commencement oration during the 148th Commencement Convocation at Howard University on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Northwest. /Photo by Patricia Little @5feet2
Education

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS CONVOCATION ORATION AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY 148TH COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

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…]

William Cho (center) poses for a group photo with his family, Attorney Jack Olender and publisher of The Washington Informer Denise Rolark Barnes Thursday, April 14.
Local

34TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE RECEPTION

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

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Post card fliers available to guests at the world premiere screening of Dunbar, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the E Street Cinema in Northwest. /Photo by Patricia Little @5feet2
Black History

DUNBAR WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING AT E STREET CINEMA

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.

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