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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Welcome Back

Many DCPS students were welcomed back to school this week by Chancellor Kaya Henderson and advised of several services available to them.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: New School Year Begins

Nearly 129,000 students began classes Tuesday in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, marking the first day of the 2016-17 academic year.

Back to School: Tips for Shaking Out the Cobwebs

Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.

Teachers' Union Critical of Schools Chancellor Search

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month the creation of a leadership committee to assist in the search to replace outgoing schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but one member said there hasn't been any progress.

The Fight for African-American Museum Dates Back 100 Years

The fight for a national African-American museum started long before the millennium as one D.C. judge documents in his new book that explores 100 years of determination.

Students in DMV Head Back to School

Roughly 130,000 students returned Tuesday for the first of day school in Prince George's County, which has the second-biggest public schools system in the state and one of the 25 largest in the nation.

D.C. Opens 1st All-Boys High School

Reading, writing and arithmetic wasn't all that was on the agenda for Absalom Bolling on the first day of school Monday.

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

The first day of school for K-12 students is Monday, Aug. 22.

DCPS Gears Up for 2016-17 School Year

For the past decade, from the recruitment of teachers and to the retirement of others, DCPS officials have been taking a hard look at the system's policies and practices in order to sketch a roadmap for the future.

D.C. Residents Rally Against Wal-Mart, Privatization of Charter Schools

The Washington Teachers' Union recently held a press conference in protest of Wal-Mart and the founding Walton family for their financial support of the privatization of D.C. charter schools and their monetary neglect of the city's public schools.

PGCPS Makes Family Engagement Top Priority

Prince George's County Public Schools is focusing on family in a big way this year.

The Gap: Ingenuity Needed to Help Struggling Students Succeed

In the field of education, particularly as it relates to best practices that impact the growth of children, one of the most-discussed and often controversial topics has long been "methods to reduce the achievement gap."

Young Adult Learning Center

The Maya Angelou Young Adult Learning Center provides academic and workforce development to older youth/young adults, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school credential, and particularly those transitioning from incarceration.

Closing the Achievement Gap in D.C. Schools

As D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson prepares to exit in October, there remain obvious achievement gaps between white and African-American and wealthy and poor students.

A New Direction for School Reform in the District of Columbia

The school chancellor's approach to extended learning is well-intended but shortsighted. Just doing more of the same is not going to work.

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