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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Appointee to Focus on Male Students

A former middle school teacher from Detroit who has won numerous educational awards has been tapped by D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson as chief of innovation and research.

Parents Rail Against D.C. School Closure Ruling

Despite a federal judge’s ruling that the mandated closings of 15 neighborhood schools in January 2013 had nothing to do with race, a group of African-American parents whose children have been affected, vow to keep the matter front and center.

D.C. Mulls Change to High School Graduation Requirements

The DC State Board of Education is leaning toward implementing a more competency-based graduation system for public high school students, officials say.

Colby White Named P.G. County Schools CFO

A former accounting clerk for Maryland's second-largest school district has been named its chief financial officer.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Substitute Teacher Academy

The Office of Talent Development will host a two-part Substitute Teacher Academy for the months of July and August.

Minority Teachers Abandon Classrooms

Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased.

Judge Rules D.C. School Closures Not Racially Biased

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools wasn't racially discriminatory, a setback for black parents who say they face such obstacles when attempting to actively participate in their children's education.

Frederick Tapped as Howard University's 17th President

A scholar, surgeon and researcher who enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named as the school's 17th president.

DCPS Appointee to Focus on Black Male Students

A former middle school teacher from Detroit who won numerous educational awards has been hired by the District's public schools chancellor as chief of innovation and research.

Donna Brazile Announces Launch of Democrat-Oriented Public Education Group

Political strategist Donna Brazile recently announced the formation of a new group which focuses on uniting Democrats who believe in the value of public education.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New Principal Search

Students and parents from Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro gathered at the school gymnasium on July 10 to discuss who might succeed Principal Rudolph Saunders Jr., who has accepted a promotion within the school system.

Tierra Jolly Wins Ward 8 Board of Education Race

Tierra Jolly, educator and political neophyte, won the Ward 8 seat on D.C.'s Board of Education on Tuesday, besting veteran political activist Philip Pannell, 704-599.

Gray Lauds Milestones Reached in Ballou Modernization

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray celebrated Tuesday the topping out of steel on the new Ballou Senior High School, which signifies that the steel frame for the building is complete and the Phase 1 of the project is now less ...

OSSE Grants Boost Participation in Farm Field Trips

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education announced that it will grant $33,000 to the District's Farm Field Trip program as part of a new initiative of the DC Healthy Schools Act.

Grosso Bill to Ban Suspensions of Pre-K Students

D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill Monday that bans the suspension of 3- and 4-year-old children from publicly funded programs in the city, keeping in line with his push for equitable education reform.