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D.C. State Board of Education Seeks Input on Feeder Pattern, Boundary Proposals

The District of Columbia State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the Deputy Mayor for Education’s feeder pattern and boundary proposals.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Deliver Howard U. Commencement Address

Sean "Diddy" Combs has been chosen to speak at the Howard University's 146th commencement on May 10.

More Blacks Accepted at Harvard, Ivy League Schools

Officials at Harvard University recently announced a record-high percentage of black students who've received letters of admission for the class of 2018.

D.C. State Board of Education Announces New Ombudsman

The District of Columbia State Board of Education announced Friday the selection of Joyanna Smith as the next Ombudsman for Public Education after an extensive search process that included a community review panel.

P.G. County Schools Briefs: New Immunization Requirements for 2014-15

Immunization requirements in the state of Maryland for the 2014-15 school year for students entering kindergarten and grade 7 have changed.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Banneker Student Accepted at 5 Ivy League Schools

Seventeen-year-old Avery Coffey, a student at Benjamin Banneker High School in Northwest and a four-sport student-athlete, is the recipient of five Ivy League school acceptance letters.

Local Spelling Bee Champ Heads to Nationals

A middle school student has her sights set on a national competition after snatching victory away from the District's best and brightest spellers last month.

DCPS Releases Updated School Calendar

Students and teachers in D.C.'s public schools may not have to make up two snow days, but they'll still get a late start on summer, with June 20 being the last full day of classes.

Wells Fargo Introduces Interactive Platform for Parents, College-Bound Students

To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator, videos and educational articles.

New Federal Grant Program to Boost Early Learning

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in the wake of his loss in the April 1 Democratic primary that the city boasts the most robust early education program in the nation. Now the District has another opportunity to bolster the ...

Catania Helps Secure Additional $77M for D.C. Schools

D.C.'s public schools system is about to receive more than $77 million to assist thousands of needy and at-risk students, partly due to Council Member David Catania's Fair Funding Act legislation.

Obama Announces $7M Grant at Bladensburg High School

President Obama announced Monday a $7 million grant has been given to Prince George's County as part of a federal initiative to better prepare students for the work force.

African-Americans Say 'Parent Involvement' Key to School Success

The "lack of parental involvement" is the biggest issue affecting black students' quality of education.

D.C. Students Get Free Ride with Electronic Bus Passes

D.C. schoolchildren will now be able to ride buses for free at certain times, thanks to a new program started by the transit agency and the city's Department of Transportation.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS to Allocate $50M in Funds to Schools

District of Columbia Public Schools will infuse more than $50 million in new, local funds to schools in the 2014-2015 school year, with a focus on middle-grade students, struggling schools, and improving student satisfaction.

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