Chancellor Kaya Henderson recently provided clarifications regarding truancy, explaining that laws regarding the matter are explicit to ensure consistent in-seat attendance in school and to provide a safety net for students not attending school and who might be in harm's ...
Throughout the school year, the Board of Education and schools within the county system will conduct activities that could publicize events via local or national news media.
Officials for Prince George's County Public Schools will seek a 45-day extension of the deadline for students to fulfill new state immunization requirements.
Washington Teachers' Union president Elizabeth Davis recently took time to talk with The Informer about Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Mayor Vincent Gray and city schools performance — and she didn't hold back.
School officials are encouraging families to apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2014-15 school year, which are available to students based on household size and income.
Students and staff members had an exceptional first week back to school.
Last year, nine schools participated in the extended-day program, an outgrowth of the $10 million "Proving What's Possible" initiative launched in 2012 to help improve test scores, enrollment and graduation rates among District of Columbia Public Schools students.
A study on truancy released Tuesday — coinciding with results from a year-old anti-truancy program at District's public schools — shows that nearly four out of five District families who participated in voluntary truancy-prevention programs saw an increase in school ...
Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies left over from a D.C. community giveaway event last month will be delivered to select public schools.
Students have 20 calendar days from the start of the 2014-15 school year — which started on Tuesday, Aug. 26 — to present medical verification of receiving the required vaccinations.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray gave the thumbs-up on Aug. 21 to forge ahead with final recommendations from the advisory committee regarding school boundary changes.
More than a year after a meeting at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast where city leaders, parents and community activists struggled to come to terms with the schools' burgeoning student absenteeism and truancy rates, little progress has been made ...
After waiting in line for hours on Wednesday at an enrollment center in Newark, New Jersey, to get their children in school, hundreds of frustrated parents and community leaders plan to boycott the city's public school system.
A screening of "X: Children of the Lost Generation," a documentary produced by Bowie State University students about the familial impact of drug addiction, will be screened next month at a church in Northwest D.C.
As Kevin Maxwell enters his second year as the schools' chief executive officer, more than 800 new teachers and 30 new principals have also joined faculties at the county's 208 schools.