The D.C. Public Charter School Board recently granted conditional approval to Harmony School of Excellence-DC and Democracy Prep DC to each open one school under the Board’s “Experienced Operator” application procedure.
Northern Virginia Family Service and Barnes & Noble Fairfax are partnering for the first time this year to ensure that NVFS’ Head Start students and children of families who turn to NVFS for emergency assistance receive books for the holiday ...
For years, about 70 percent of space at the business administration building at the University of the District of Columbia has been unused. Only four students enrolled in the physics program this fall. If the university can squeeze between $3 ...
Cherrise Mathis, a senior at Central High School in Capitol Heights, Md., with a grade point average of 4.37, is the most recent inductee into the school's Scholar of the Week program.
The fourth annual Standing Ovation Awards for DC Teachers, sponsored by the DC Public Education Fund, took place earlier this month at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest.
The president of the D.C.-based Thurgood Marshall College Fund said recently that historically black colleges and universities are feeling the effects of underfunding, but are getting serious about resolving those issues.
Students at the Washington New Church School in Mitchellville received a special lesson in civics and the performing arts from Prince George's County Councilman Derrick Leon Davis of Mitchellville and the Bowie-based Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education.
Eight students from Eliot-Hine Middle and Eastern High Schools recently showcased their newly acquired rowing skills and received honors before an audience of parents, teachers, and neighborhood volunteers at the Anacostia Community Boathouse in Southeast.
Public Schools officials are beaming over recently-released results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.
A year ago, the University of the District of Columbia appeared to be in big trouble.
While most youth have access to laptop computers, smartphones and iPads, not nearly enough are taking advantage of the wealth of information within their immediate grasp, a popular television personality told a group of local students.
An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray lauded city students' substantial gains in math and reading, citing recent national test results as a sign that the District's public schools system is "on the right track."
D.C. students have made substantial improvements in math and reading, outpacing nearly all of the rest of the county's gains, according to a biennial standardized test regarded as the "Nation's Report Card."
SisterMentors recently held a breakfast fundraiser, "SisterMentors Discovered: Building the Dream," to continue its mission of supporting African-American doctoral students through their dissertation defenses, as well as at-risk teen girls of color in completing college.