D.C. Trumpets 8th Straight Year of Student Enrollment Increase

The number of students enrolled in D.C. public and charter schools increased for the eighth consecutive year, according to preliminary data released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Public Charter Schools Improving

A newly-released citywide report shows public charter school quality continuing to rise.

State of Schools Highlights Positive, Glosses Over Issues

The District of Columbia Public Schools system took a different approach this year in its annual State of Schools address. Instead of focusing on what needs to be fixed, they showcased what they've gotten right.

NAACP Calls for Moratorium on Charter School Expansions

Members of the NAACP board of directors — guided by the belief that public charter schools were created to enhance traditional public schools, instead of replacing them — ratified a resolution over the weekend calling for a moratorium on charter ...

Baker Resists Call to Fire Schools Chief Amid Scandals

The Prince George's County NAACP branch held a press conference Wednesday in Largo to call for County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to remove public schools CEO Kevin Maxwell immediately.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Anti-Cyberbullying Film Contest

As part of a national effort to raise awareness of cyberbullying, AT&T has sponsored the first-ever Cyberbullying Film Invitational in New York City, featuring high school student filmmakers from across the country.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: 'Early Start' to Replace Head Start

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell announced in late September that while services will continue for all Head Start students, they will be funded and operated by PGCPS through the new "Early Start" program.

Millennials Weighed Down by Student Loans: Survey

When it comes to bearing the brunt of consumer debt in the U.S., the country's millennials rank at the top — thanks to a collective $1.3 trillion in student loans.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor to Give State of DCPS Address

Interim schools Chancellor John Davis will give the "State of DC Public Schools" address on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Give Communities of Color a Voice in Reshaping Education

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.

Programs Bring Awareness to Dyslexia

For as many as five decades, officials at programs in D.C. and in Baltimore have been working diligently to teach low-income children, adults and others with dyslexia and other language-learning disabilities how to read.

Blacks Often Duped by Trade School Promises: Study

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 ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Officially Ends Tenure

Chancellor Kaya Henderson will officially step down on Friday, Sept. 30, after six years at the helm.

Bowie State President Announces Retirement

Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim has announced plans to retire in June.

Nonprofit to Give Away Anti-Bullying Books

To combat the growing problem of bullying, local nonprofit organization Do The Write Thing of DC has published a series of anti-bullying books.