D.C. Charter Board Approves 3 New Schools

The DC Public Charter School Board approved three new schools Monday, with each tentatively scheduled to open next year.

Obama Heralds Head Start on 50th Anniversary

President Obama lauded the Head Start program on its 50 anniversary Monday, touting it as a "lifeline" for millions of youth.

GOP Congressman Presses to Keep D.C. School Vouchers; Norton Pushes Back

A top House Republican pressed Thursday for the continuation of a school voucher program in D.C., citing participating students' academic success.

Local Students to Compete in Annual Electric-Vehicle Grand Prix

Area high school students will compete this weekend in the third annual Washington DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix at the RFK Stadium Fairgrounds in southeast D.C.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: College Is Next Step for More Graduating Seniors

With graduation rates having significantly increased, more students have announced they'll be heading off to college this fall.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Tania Henry Named Scholar of the Week

Tania Henry, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named the county's Scholar of the Week.

Ronald Mason Named New UDC President

Ronald Mason Jr., the president of Southern University and A&M College System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named as the next president of the University of the District of Columbia.

Prince George's County Officials Push for $20M in School Funding

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and the county council are strongly urging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for $20 million of state funding in support of county schools.

Dwan Jordon to Lead Collegiate Academy in D.C.

Officials at Friendship Public Charter School have appointed Dwan Jordon as principal of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Team Poised for Space Camp

The "Solar Phoenix" team from Prince George's County Public Schools' College Park Academy have been declared winners of the "Patriots Technology Training Center's Solar System Competition, Mission to Mars Countdown to Launch 2015."

Howard University Officials Pilloried for Miller Firing

In retrospect, Howard University officials may be rethinking their decision to fire noted poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Since he was fired about a month ago, social media has been abuzz as friends, colleagues, students and mentees have ...

D.C. Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will mark Teacher Appreciation Week by making surprise visits to classrooms throughout the week to award teachers with $100 gift cards.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Earth Day Recognition

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the DC Department of General Services released the "DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll," which recognized 48 schools for enthusiasm and excellence in recycling.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Roth Wins Teacher of the Year

Renee Roth, a 3rd-grade science teacher at Tulip Grove Elementary School in Bowie has been named the 2015 Prince George's County Teacher of the Year.

Donna Edwards Hosts 6th Annual STEM Forum

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) hosted her annual "Blastoff!" STEM forum Tuesday on Capitol Hill, bringing together local students and representatives from education, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector, to discuss ways to find and cultivate STEM talent across the state.