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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Duke Ellington Principal Mourned

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts family in Northwest mourns the passing of its principal, Father John Payne.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Listening Sessions

In the coming weeks, a series of "Special Education Listening Sessions" will be held by the county's Board of Education.

Youth on Road to Becoming Marine Officers

The cost of higher education continues to escalate, making it impossible for many youths to realize their dreams of attending college. But some options still remain, including joining the armed forces — even becoming a commissioned officer.

Father John Payne, Principal at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Dies

Father John Payne, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, reportedly died Thursday night of an apparent heart attack.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor Says 'Thank You'

Chancellor Kaya Henderson extended her gratitude to the huge audience that showed up on Sept. 30 at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast for her annual "State of the Schools" address.

Academy Supports Growing Immigrant Population

As the number of new immigrant students enrolling in the District of Columbia Public Schools system continues an upward spiral, officials felt compelled to launch an International Academy this year on the Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest to help students ...

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.

$18.9 Million Tech Prep Cuts the Ribbon

School leaders at the newly-completed $18.9 million Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy in Southeast welcomed city officials, educators and parents to a special ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 24 to mark the official opening of the campus.

Chancellor Hosts State of the Schools Address

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson led a conversation at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast on Tuesday about her school district and the plans she has to help all of her students succeed.

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.

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