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Henderson to Give State of Schools Address

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson will welcome families and community members on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at H.D. Woodson High School in Northwest for an update on the school system's progression.

HistoryMakers Encourage Students to Excel

A Chicago-based program pays tribute annually to an esteemed cadre of African-American leaders, who visit public schools across the nation to inspire students to commit to excellence in education.

White House Announces $450M of Grants for Job Training

Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced Monday that $450 million in federal grants have been awarded to community colleges working to better train job seekers.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Resident Teacher Program

Officials for the Resident Teacher Program are accepting applications for elementary certification for the 2015-16 school year from candidates with a strong background in math and science.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Voters Favor Boundary Changes

A new poll released last week shows that a majority of District residents support the new school boundary changes set to go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Frederick Hopes to Increase HU Graduation Rate

The path to the presidency of Howard University had been mapped out a long time ago for Wayne A.I. Frederick.

Howard Ranks Among Top HBCUs

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. And, for the eighth consecutive year, Howard University ranked second among the 69 ...

Black Leaders to Inspire Students to Excellence

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will serve Friday as chair of the 5th annual HistoryMakers Back-to-School Day, which will bring 400 accomplished African-Americans to 200 schools in 61 cities nationwide to inspire students to commit to excellence.

D.C. Mulls Ban on Racially-Based School Nicknames

A D.C. Council member introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit District schools from using racially based nicknames, joining the growing national debate fueled by city's storied pro football franchise.

Prince George's County Schools CFO, Wife Resign Amid Fraud Charges

The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools and his wife, who worked for the schools as an internal auditor, have resigned in the wake of insurance fraud charges.

Obama Proclaims HBCU Week

President Obama has proclaimed Sept. 21-27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

Outcry for Largo Principal's Ouster Grows Louder

The president of the Prince George's County branch of the NAACP has joined forces with a county council member in a demand for the ouster of the principal at Largo High School.

P.G. County Schools Budget Officer Suspended Amid Fraud Claims

The top budget officer for Prince George's County public schools has been placed on administrative leave amid claims of insurance fraud by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

School Closings Draw Fire in D.C., Nationwide

It's a scenario that’s being played out year after year across the nation: the shuttering of traditional public schools in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, leading to the displacement of students who are subsequently forced to attend classes outside of ...

HBCUs Pull Out All Stops to Survive

Historically black colleges and universities, which once held the lion's share of blacks seeking higher education in the U.S., have recently fallen on hard times. But two university presidents, along with their students, faculty, alumni and parents, have drawn a ...