HU Students Travel to Monitor Polls

Howard University students headed to Cleveland and Charlotte, North Carolina, to monitor the polls for the 2016 presidential election.

PGCPS Hosts Community Summit on Safety, Accountability

Prince George's County Public Schools held a community summit Saturday to hear from parents and community leaders on how the system could hold itself accountable and ensure schools are safe.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breast Cancer Support

Ketcham Elementary School staff recently dressed in pink in support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hillary Clinton Is Kids' Choice for President

Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of OneVote 2016, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt nationwide mock election for students in upper-elementary, middle and high schools.

Howard U. Student Among Truman Scholars

A Howard University junior is among this year's 54 Truman Scholars, each of whom will receive awards up to $30,000 for graduate studies.

Prince George's Schools Hold Twitter Chat on Student Safety

Prince George's County Public School officials used social media Monday to communicate its message of student safety on Twitter.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor Appointment Imminent

Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to name the new DCPS superintendent by Oct. 31.

D.C. Trumpets 8th Straight Year of Student Enrollment Increase

The number of students enrolled in D.C. public and charter schools increased for the eighth consecutive year, according to preliminary data released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Public Charter Schools Improving

A newly-released citywide report shows public charter school quality continuing to rise.

State of Schools Highlights Positive, Glosses Over Issues

The District of Columbia Public Schools system took a different approach this year in its annual State of Schools address. Instead of focusing on what needs to be fixed, they showcased what they've gotten right.

NAACP Calls for Moratorium on Charter School Expansions

Members of the NAACP board of directors — guided by the belief that public charter schools were created to enhance traditional public schools, instead of replacing them — ratified a resolution over the weekend calling for a moratorium on charter ...

Baker Resists Call to Fire Schools Chief Amid Scandals

The Prince George's County NAACP branch held a press conference Wednesday in Largo to call for County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to remove public schools CEO Kevin Maxwell immediately.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Anti-Cyberbullying Film Contest

As part of a national effort to raise awareness of cyberbullying, AT&T has sponsored the first-ever Cyberbullying Film Invitational in New York City, featuring high school student filmmakers from across the country.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: 'Early Start' to Replace Head Start

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell announced in late September that while services will continue for all Head Start students, they will be funded and operated by PGCPS through the new "Early Start" program.

Millennials Weighed Down by Student Loans: Survey

When it comes to bearing the brunt of consumer debt in the U.S., the country's millennials rank at the top — thanks to a collective $1.3 trillion in student loans.