While test results gleaned from the latest standardized assessment tests for D.C. Public Schools students show there's still much work to be done, they also offer a complicated picture of success, city officials say.
Several D.C.-area students are among the participants in the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Many DCPS students were welcomed back to school this week by Chancellor Kaya Henderson and advised of several services available to them.
Nearly 129,000 students began classes Tuesday in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, marking the first day of the 2016-17 academic year.
Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month the creation of a leadership committee to assist in the search to replace outgoing schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but one member said there hasn't been any progress.
The fight for a national African-American museum started long before the millennium as one D.C. judge documents in his new book that explores 100 years of determination.
Roughly 130,000 students returned Tuesday for the first of day school in Prince George's County, which has the second-biggest public schools system in the state and one of the 25 largest in the nation.
Reading, writing and arithmetic wasn't all that was on the agenda for Absalom Bolling on the first day of school Monday.
The first day of school for K-12 students is Monday, Aug. 22.
For the past decade, from the recruitment of teachers and to the retirement of others, DCPS officials have been taking a hard look at the system's policies and practices in order to sketch a roadmap for the future.
The Washington Teachers' Union recently held a press conference in protest of Wal-Mart and the founding Walton family for their financial support of the privatization of D.C. charter schools and their monetary neglect of the city's public schools.
Prince George's County Public Schools is focusing on family in a big way this year.
In the field of education, particularly as it relates to best practices that impact the growth of children, one of the most-discussed and often controversial topics has long been "methods to reduce the achievement gap."
The Maya Angelou Young Adult Learning Center provides academic and workforce development to older youth/young adults, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school credential, and particularly those transitioning from incarceration.