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George Washington U. Won't Require SAT, ACT Scores

George Washington University announced Monday it would no longer require its applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, one of the nation's first major schools to make the tests optional.

Blacks' College Enrollment Down, But Student Loan Debt Up

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Free Meals All Summer

Free breakfast and lunch are available during the remaining weeks of summer to all District children and youth up to age 18.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immersion School Renamed for Maya Angelou

The names of two French immersion programs in Temple Hills have been changed in honor of a poet and an educator.

School Renovation Continues

A little known fact within the multitude of benefits the community will reap from the $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino Resort project – the company will pour more than $4 million into renovating the vacant Thomas Addison Elementary School ...

CBC Backs Free Tuition Measure

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have led House Democrats in introducing a bill that would make community college free for two years for everyone.

Nats' Strasburg Pitches Summer Reading to D.C. Youth

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg visited the Anacostia Library this weekend to read and interact with local youth as part of the D.C. Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading program.

George Cooper, HBCU Advocate and Obama Administration Official, Dies

George Cooper, a former president of South Carolina State University who headed the Obama administration's initiative for historically black colleges and universities, has died, the White House announced Sunday. He was 68.

Detroit Nonprofit Takes Inner City Kids on College Tour

A Detroit-based settlement house recently took dozens of inner city students to visit a handful of prominent college campuses around the nation as part of its annual tour program.

Congress Struggles to Replace No Child Left Behind

As Congress works toward a comprehensive education policy that will replace the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind, two different bills from the House and Senate are up for consideration.

Prince George's Council Earmarks MGM Casino Revenue for Schools, Libraries

Prince George's County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring half of gaming revenue from the upcoming MGM casino resort at the National Harbor be allocated for public education.

Alpha Leadership Program: Changing Young Men's Lives

For the past five years, officials of the District of Columbia College Access Program have been upsetting the educational status quo in a distinctive program called the Alpha Leadership Program.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

White House Launches Program for Free and Low-Cost Internet Service in Public Housing Communities

The Obama administration launched an initiative Wednesday to enable thousands of public housing residents — including approximately 200,000 children — nationwide to connect to the Internet for free or at low prices.

D.C. AG Lauds Court Ruling Against Conference Promoter

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine championed Tuesday a Superior Court judge's decision prohibiting a Florida-based conference promoter from operating in the city until his company is properly registered and has paid the District fees and penalties to be determined ...

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