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P.G. Schools Transfer Period Ends Friday

Parents seeking to transfer their children for the 2016-17 school year in Prince George's County have until Friday.

Black Girls Six Times Likelier to be Suspended from School Than Whites: Report

Federal data reveals that black girls are suspended from school at a rate six times higher than that of their white peers, according to a report by online publication Education Week.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Programs, Activities

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in recent statement to the DCPS family that the onset of summer fun also means continued learning and development opportunities for students and educators.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends in 3rd Straight Tie

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday — but not before a dramatic final showdown and a seemingly nonstop series of words with crazy and bizarre meanings and origins.

NIH Holds Career Day for D.C.-Area Science Students

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, invited 250 area middle and high school students Tuesday to learn about careers in science and hear several top-notch experts discuss their highly technical fields.

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000: Report

The repeated practice of racially segregating schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years. And a new report concluded that segregating schools has negative effects on the education minority students receive.

Pepco Art Gallery Hosts Ellington Student Exhibit

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery recently hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of "My Business," an inaugural Senior Arts Series of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Student Debt Rising in D.C.

District residents are among the millennials saddled with increasingly large amounts of student loans, which reached a record high of $1.23 trillion in 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

'Man the Block' Initiative Takes On the City

One District principal finds it more necessary than ever for community members to provide safe passages for school kids in light of deadly violent incidents on Metro.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Youth Exchange in Croatia

In April, DCPS sent 10 female students from high schools across the city to Croatia for the "Step Afrika! International Youth Exchange."

Local Students Win at National Science Bowl

A team of students from Washington designed and built the fastest lithium-ion battery-powered model car during a national competition.

Feds Press Colleges to Discount Criminal Histories of Applicants

The U.S. Department of Education is urging America's colleges and universities to remove barriers that could prevent about 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education.

Obama Appoints Howard U. President to HBCU Board

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick has been appointed by President Obama as a member of the board of advisors for historically black colleges and universities.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: College Signing Day

State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang was joined on April 29 by Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles and U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. for a celebration of the District’s high school seniors, who participated in the city's ...

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Reach Higher Initiative

Principal Tanya Washington, staff and seniors at Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park, celebrated first lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative on April 25.