Protests Spark Howard U. to Pay Band Scholarships

The Howard University Showtime marching band, which made national news when it protested against the university during a football game because of the school's failure to honor members' financial aid, has finally been made whole, band members said.

EdFEST to Host School Choice Fair

More than 180 public and charter schools in the District will participate in My School DC's annual EdFEST to empower families to find the best fit for their child by providing direct access to school choice.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Volleyball Standout at McKinley Eyes Next Level

Erica Jones, a senior at McKinley Technology High School in Northeast, has been on the varsity volleyball team all four years of high school, an accomplishment she attributes to the "very rare" overhead serve she displayed in middle school.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Teacher Recruitment Fair

Prince George's County Public Schools will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair next month in search of top educators from across the nation.

Building at U.Md. Honors Parren Mitchell

A building on University of Maryland's College Park campus has been named in honor of the late Parren Mitchell, the first African-American elected to Congress from Maryland.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Kudos Keep Coming for Henderson on Anniversary

District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson continues to receive accolades in the wake of her fifth anniversary at the helm.

Coeds, Families to Feel Loss of Perkins Loans

Thousands of college students locally — and more than 500,000 in cities and towns across America — have been stripped of more than a billion dollars in aid following the Senate's refusal to renew the nation's oldest loan program for ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Celebrates 5 Years at Helm

Members of the community are invited to join DCPS faculty, staff, students and parents in wishing Chancellor Kaya Henderson the best as she celebrates her fifth year as chief administrator.

HU Marching Band Stages 'Silent Showtime' Protest in Scholarship Flap

Members of Howard University's "Showtime" marching band are protesting the university's administration due to a lack of scholarship disbursements and other allocated band funds.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: PARCC Test Results

School officials recently received the high school test results (regarding Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 10) for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, administered for the first time in the spring.

PARCC Results Abysmal for D.C. High Schools

According to new test results released from the Office of the State Superintendent, the percentage of students at Ballou, Roosevelt and Woodson high schools in the District on a college readiness track comes in at a startling zero.

Jalen Rose: A Hero For Education

Top athletes are retiring from sports arenas and excelling as educational entrepreneurs.

College Scholarships Help D.C.’s Most Vulnerable

Black male students from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories on how they overcame bad neighborhoods and adversity to set their horizons on college with the help of one local organization.

HBCUs Better For Black Students: Survey

Black graduates who attended historically black colleges and universities are better off in five well-being categories than black graduates at predominantly white colleges and Ivy League institutions, according to a new Gallup survey.

Enrollment Increases in DCPS, Public Charter Schools

Officials for D.C.'s public and charter school systems announced this week that student enrollment has increased for the seventh straight year.