DCPS Appointee to Focus on Black Male Students

A former middle school teacher from Detroit who won numerous educational awards has been hired by the District's public schools chancellor as chief of innovation and research.

Donna Brazile Announces Launch of Democrat-Oriented Public Education Group

Political strategist Donna Brazile recently announced the formation of a new group which focuses on uniting Democrats who believe in the value of public education.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New Principal Search

Students and parents from Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro gathered at the school gymnasium on July 10 to discuss who might succeed Principal Rudolph Saunders Jr., who has accepted a promotion within the school system.

Tierra Jolly Wins Ward 8 Board of Education Race

Tierra Jolly, educator and political neophyte, won the Ward 8 seat on D.C.'s Board of Education on Tuesday, besting veteran political activist Philip Pannell, 704-599.

Gray Lauds Milestones Reached in Ballou Modernization

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray celebrated Tuesday the topping out of steel on the new Ballou Senior High School, which signifies that the steel frame for the building is complete and the Phase 1 of the project is now less ...

OSSE Grants Boost Participation in Farm Field Trips

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education announced that it will grant $33,000 to the District's Farm Field Trip program as part of a new initiative of the DC Healthy Schools Act.

Grosso Bill to Ban Suspensions of Pre-K Students

D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill Monday that bans the suspension of 3- and 4-year-old children from publicly funded programs in the city, keeping in line with his push for equitable education reform.

Four D.C. Students Tapped as 2014 Milken Scholars

Four District of Columbia public and charter schools students are among 24 high school graduates selected as 2014 Milken scholars.

Hampton U. Named HBCU of the Year

Hampton University in Virginia was named as the year's top historically black school during the 4th annual HBCU Awards ceremony in New Orleans on Friday

Spelman College Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Spelman College announced this week that the historic women's school in Atlanta has generated $157.8 million during a 10-year fundraising campaign, exceeding its goal.

Truancy High for Younger Students

More elementary-age students than ever have racked up excessive numbers of unexcused days from school, according to a January report from the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Cardozo Wins 2014 Preservation Award

The innovative design of Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest has made it a standout among District schools that have undergone modernizations over the past few years.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Board Approves Budget

The Prince George's County Board of Education has approved a $1.8 billion schools budget as of July 1.

Warren-Jones to Leave D.C. School Board Post

Ward 6 school board member Monica Warren-Jones has announced her resignation, effective at the end of her term in November.

Initiative Steers Black Males to Teaching Profession

A group of African-American male educators and administrators in Pennsylvania have joined forces to encourage youths to consider a career in the teaching profession.