Truancy High for Younger Students

More elementary-age students than ever have racked up excessive numbers of unexcused days from school, according to a January report from the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Cardozo Wins 2014 Preservation Award

The innovative design of Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest has made it a standout among District schools that have undergone modernizations over the past few years.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Board Approves Budget

The Prince George's County Board of Education has approved a $1.8 billion schools budget as of July 1.

Warren-Jones to Leave D.C. School Board Post

Ward 6 school board member Monica Warren-Jones has announced her resignation, effective at the end of her term in November.

Initiative Steers Black Males to Teaching Profession

A group of African-American male educators and administrators in Pennsylvania have joined forces to encourage youths to consider a career in the teaching profession.

Study Examines Absence of Blacks in STEM Careers

A study on the lack of minority college graduates with STEM-related degrees show that efforts to get more minorities in STEM fields have been successful, but far less is being done to help them succeed.

Valerie Montgomery Rice Heads Up Morehouse Medical School

Valerie Montgomery Rice, the executive vice president and dean of Morehouse's School of Medicine, is the school's newest president and the first black woman to lead an independent medical school.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New Literacy Program

Prince George's County has become home to a new summer literacy program sponsored by the District-based Children's Defense Fund.


As the 2014-15 school year approaches, officials anticipate having a lot of teacher slots to fill.

Parents Demand Delay in School Boundary Change

Following nearly two years of inquiries from parents about school boundaries and feeder patterns, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, his deputy mayor for education and the schools chancellor agreed that after decades of significant population shifts and school closings, the time ...

Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, Famed Mathematician, Dies

Dr. Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, a former minister of Masjid Muhammad and mathematician who trained many of the U.S.'s African-Americans in the field, died June 25. He was 87.

P.G. County Briefs: Board Approves Charter Recommendation

Despite parental objections, the Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation for a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, Maryland.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Test Scores Banned from 2014-15 Evaluations

Chancellor Kaya Henderson has announced that student test scores won't be used for teachers' 2014-15 performance evaluations.

Principal Turnovers Reflect Poorly on Schools

The plan calls for jump-starting the 2014-15 school year with not just the best teachers, but also with the best principals. However, there will likely be a repeat cycle of leadership instability within the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

Howard U. Names Holley-Walker as Law School Dean

Danielle R. Holley-Walker, the associate dean for academic affairs and a law professor at the University of South Carolina Law School, is the new dean of the Howard University School of Law, the school announced Monday.