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Powell Elementary's Janeece Docal Named D.C.'s Top Principal

Janeece Docal of Powell Elementary in Northwest was named the District's top principal Thursday during a surprise presentation by Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Marker Unveiling

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.

EdFEST to Showcase Options for Public, Charter Education

Choosing the right school for toddlers and teens can be a daunting experience. But one annual event promises to better inform parents about their options in public and charter education.

D.C. Mayor's Youth Leadership Project Fetes 2014 Class

A graduation ceremony was recently held for participants in the Mayor's Youth Leadership Institute, a project within the Office of Youth programs.

D.C. Teachers Selected for Annual 'Standing Ovation' Award

Seven D.C. public schoolteachers will be honored with the "Standing Ovation for DC Teachers" award during an upcoming ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest.

Sorority's Research Arm Seeks Partners for Sessions on Teacher Effectiveness

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation, in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., is issuing a "Call to Action" campaign in search of 40 nonprofit organizations to help increase the dialogue on teacher effectiveness in their communities.

Center City Charter's SE Campus Ranked as Top-Tier

D.C.'s Center City Public Charter School's Congress Heights campus has been cited by the mayor for outstanding academic performance.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Receives Environmental Award

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has been named "2014 Educator of the Year" by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.

DCPS Expands STEM with Lockheed Grant

For students in the District, a multimillion dollar investment from one Bethesda-based corporation could prove to be critical to their academic and financial success.

D.C. Health Organization, Wal-Mart Partner for School-Supplies Initiative

Unity Health Care, a D.C.-based nonprofit health organization, announced Tuesday the Wal-Mart Foundation has made a $10,000 donation which will provide 1,000 city children with backpacks full of school supplies.

Prince George's Community College Hosts Gala, Says $31M Raised

Prince George's Community College recently hosted its bi-annual Partners for Success Awards dinner and gala, where school officials announced that its "Purpose, People, Possibilities" campaign raised more than $31 million from both the private and public sectors.

'Dancing with the Scholars' to Hit THEARC on Saturday

Participants in the annual "Dancing with the Scholars" competition will hit the dance floor this weekend to benefit a scholarship fund in memory of former D.C. State Board of Education member William Lockridge.

D.C. Public Schools Heads List of City's Top Agencies

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray released the October grades for the city's Grade.DC.gov program, with the public schools system topping the list of 15 participating agencies with a grade of A-plus.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Avery Coffey Studying at Harvard

Avery Coffey, a Banneker High School student who garnered national attention after being admitted to five Ivy League universities, enrolled at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study economics.

400 Unvaccinated P.G. County Students to be Barred from Class

About 400 students in Prince George's County will be unable to attend school when classes resume Wednesday after failing to get required vaccinations, county officials said.

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