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Darrel Thompson Wants Education Reform in Ward 6

Ward 6 D.C. Council candidate Darrel Thompson (D) released his plan Monday for educating the ward's young people.

Peterson Family Foundation Donates $1M to Teach For America's D.C.-Area Chapter

Prince Georges County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced Monday that the Peterson Family Foundation is donating $1 million to Teach For America-D.C. Region for its work in the county's schools.

Pannell Will Run for D.C. Board of Education

Philip Pannell, one of the District's best-known political activists and civic leaders, plans to run for the soon-to-be-vacant Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.

Informer, HU Project Gives Forum to Those Affected by School Closings

Students at Howard University are engaged in a project with The Washington Informer that provides those adversely affected by mandated school closings in D.C. a platform to share their experiences.

Trayon White Leaves Board of Education

Trayon White unexpectedly announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the Ward 8 representative on the D.C. State Board of Education to take a full-time position with the District government.

Online Network Highlights HBCU Experience

Hakeema Mercurius entered Morgan State University in Baltimore in 2010 with dreams of practicing law. Her plans quickly changed, however, upon taking a sociology course that opened her eyes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system and prompted her ...

Cluster Bees Propel 36 to Championship

More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.

D.C. School Boundary Changes Long Overdue, Officials Say

It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend ...

D.C. Schools Chief Henderson to Deliver Budget Address

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.

D.C. Schools Offer Money to Boost Student Satisfaction

D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a ...

'12 Years a Slave' To Be Part of High School Studies

The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.

Evans Wants Broader D.C. Education System

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans wants children in the city to have access to resources that would allow them to best utilize their talents.

UDC Honors Several at Founder's Day Convocation

A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.

More Days Could Be Added to School Calendar In P.G. County

An extended school year could be in store for in Prince George's County students after weather cancellations have caused the schools system to exhaust its allotment of snow days.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Highest Ever Percentage of Black Students Taking AP Courses in D.C.

More District of Columbia Public Schools students than ever are taking Advanced Placement courses, according to data released Feb. 11 from the College Board.