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D.C. Board of Education Launches Task Force to Ease High School Credit Restrictions

The D.C. State Board of Education announced Thursday it has created a task force to help make the high school credit system less rigid for students.

Morgan State U. Program Gives STEM Opportunities to Minority Students

Morgan State University's Minority Male Makers Program will introduce young black men to opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Michelle Obama Hosts Educational Summit

E! News co-anchor Terrence Jenkins moderated a panel featuring first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, rapper Wale and Brown University rising senior Manuel Contreras on July 23, in the East Room of the White House as ...

Howard University Makes List of 10 Best HBCUs

Howard University ranks among the nation's 10 best historically black colleges and universities, according to a new report from an independent online publication.

Reports of Hate Speech, Graffiti on Decline, Department of Education Says

The percentage of students who said they were targets of hate speech has decreased significantly, according to newly-released data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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