Prince Georges County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced Monday that the Peterson Family Foundation is donating $1 million to Teach For America-D.C. Region for its work in the county's schools.
Philip Pannell, one of the District's best-known political activists and civic leaders, plans to run for the soon-to-be-vacant Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.
Students at Howard University are engaged in a project with The Washington Informer that provides those adversely affected by mandated school closings in D.C. a platform to share their experiences.
Trayon White unexpectedly announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the Ward 8 representative on the D.C. State Board of Education to take a full-time position with the District government.
Hakeema Mercurius entered Morgan State University in Baltimore in 2010 with dreams of practicing law. Her plans quickly changed, however, upon taking a sociology course that opened her eyes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system and prompted her ...
More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.
It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend ...
D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.
D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a ...
The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.
D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans wants children in the city to have access to resources that would allow them to best utilize their talents.
A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.
An extended school year could be in store for in Prince George's County students after weather cancellations have caused the schools system to exhaust its allotment of snow days.
More District of Columbia Public Schools students than ever are taking Advanced Placement courses, according to data released Feb. 11 from the College Board.
Howard University is tops among historically Black colleges and universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps, the organization announced recently.