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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Trading Football for Geometry

Ricardo Silva, an NFL safety for three years, has set aside his football gear to become a "Teach for America" recruit at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Scholarship Competitors

Thirteen students from schools around the county have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program.

Freeman Named President of Wilberforce University

Algeania Warren Freeman has been named president at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the country's oldest private black university, after an extensive search by school officials.

CHAVOUS: The Face of School Choice

Too many parents do not realize there are literally millions of opportunities available to send their child to a private school of their choice.

Henderson to Give State of Schools Address

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson will welcome families and community members on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at H.D. Woodson High School in Northwest for an update on the school system's progression.

HistoryMakers Encourage Students to Excel

A Chicago-based program pays tribute annually to an esteemed cadre of African-American leaders, who visit public schools across the nation to inspire students to commit to excellence in education.

White House Announces $450M of Grants for Job Training

Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced Monday that $450 million in federal grants have been awarded to community colleges working to better train job seekers.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Resident Teacher Program

Officials for the Resident Teacher Program are accepting applications for elementary certification for the 2015-16 school year from candidates with a strong background in math and science.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Voters Favor Boundary Changes

A new poll released last week shows that a majority of District residents support the new school boundary changes set to go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Frederick Hopes to Increase HU Graduation Rate

The path to the presidency of Howard University had been mapped out a long time ago for Wayne A.I. Frederick.

Howard Ranks Among Top HBCUs

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. And, for the eighth consecutive year, Howard University ranked second among the 69 ...

Black Leaders to Inspire Students to Excellence

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will serve Friday as chair of the 5th annual HistoryMakers Back-to-School Day, which will bring 400 accomplished African-Americans to 200 schools in 61 cities nationwide to inspire students to commit to excellence.

D.C. Mulls Ban on Racially-Based School Nicknames

A D.C. Council member introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit District schools from using racially based nicknames, joining the growing national debate fueled by city's storied pro football franchise.

Prince George's County Schools CFO, Wife Resign Amid Fraud Charges

The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools and his wife, who worked for the schools as an internal auditor, have resigned in the wake of insurance fraud charges.

Obama Proclaims HBCU Week

President Obama has proclaimed Sept. 21-27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

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