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Potomac Prep in Northeast Allowed to Remain Open

The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted Dec. 15 to allow a once-troubled Northeast Washington charter school to remain open after staff, parents and students lobbied for a chance to make it work under its new administration.

CHAVOUS: An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.

D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

Obamas Support 'College Opportunity Day of Action'

The White House recently hosted its second "College Opportunity Day of Action" where President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced several new commitments to action regarding the expansion of college opportunities for low-income students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS Remembers Marion Barry

On behalf of the city's public schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement in honor of Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and four-term District mayor who died Nov. 23 at 78.

Shirley Jackson Tops List of Highest-Paid Presidents of Colleges, Universities

A report released Sunday by the D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education lists Shirley Ann Jackson at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, as the highest earner among college and university presidents for 2012.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Denies Charter School's Request

Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a request by a charter school with ties to the University of Maryland to allow the children of College Park, Maryland, residents employed by the University of Maryland to be provided special consideration ...

Northeast Washington Charter School Staff, Parents Brace for Fight

The principal, staff, parents and students of Potomac Preparatory Charter School in Northeast have a message for the D.C. Public Charter School Board: Please do not close this school.

Youth Display Knowledge of Robotics

The regional qualifying tournament for the FIRST LEGO League was held at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Lottery Open House

The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.

Comcast Grant to Decrease Digital Divide for D.C. Youth

Thanks to a generous grant, children in the Greater Washington Area will develop a more enhanced knowledge of the digital world and potentially increase their passion for technology.

Powell Elementary's Janeece Docal Named D.C.'s Top Principal

Janeece Docal of Powell Elementary in Northwest was named the District's top principal Thursday during a surprise presentation by Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Marker Unveiling

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.

EdFEST to Showcase Options for Public, Charter Education

Choosing the right school for toddlers and teens can be a daunting experience. But one annual event promises to better inform parents about their options in public and charter education.

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