Howard University Middle School Students Protest Teacher Firings

Students at a charter middle school on Howard University's campus are protesting last week's firings of three social studies teachers for allegedly attempting to teach more black history.

High School Playwrights All Grown Up

Four high school students are having their special stories on subjects ranging from suicide to mental illness to pop stars played out on the professional stage in plays guaranteed to make audiences cry, laugh and reflect.

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

Nominations are being accepted for the Prince George's County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" award.

Masters Barry, 'Big G' Help Kick Off Writing Contest

Those Ballou Senior High School seniors who think they have the writing chops can find out if they’re as good as they think they are if they choose to submit a poem or an essay during Black History Month.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ariel Wright, Science Fair Winner

Ariel Wright, a 7th-grader at St. Columba Catholic School in Oxon Hill, received her fourth first-place award as a participant in area science fairs.

Students Awarded Four-Year College Scholarships

Friendship's Dimani Jones is among six students from the D.C. region to receive an OSSE scholarship, an award that's provided to high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need for attendance in selective summer college programs.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Initiative Targets Males of Color

Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson recently joined forces in launching an initiative that focuses on improving the educational outcomes of male students of color.

Lara Thompson to lead UDC's Biomedical Engineering Studies Program

Officials at the University of the District of Columbia have appointed Lara A. Thompson, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, to lead the school's recently created Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program.

DCPS Initiative Aims to Help Black, Latino Males

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced this week the launch of a new $20 million initiative that focuses on improving the educational outcomes for black and Latino male students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Evening High School Registration

Evening High School classes provide students with an alternative to traditional day schools, while enabling others to earn a Maryland High School Diploma by attending school late in the day or studying online.

Parents, Officials Discuss Lead in Water

Parents of students at Ardmore Elementary School in Springdale attended a PTA meeting recently to find out what Prince George's County school officials are doing to address lead found in the school's water supply two months ago.

Veteran Educator Tapped to Lead Tech Prep Middle School in D.C.

Friendship Public Charter School has appointed Patrick Pope as principal of its new Technology Preparatory Middle School Academy in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, according to a statement from FPCS.

Bowie State, HBCUs to Receive $25M Federal Grant for Cybersecurity

Vice President Joseph R. Biden joined Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and White House Science Adviser John Holdren Thursday at Norfolk State University in Virginia to announce a $25 million grant in support of cybersecurity education.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Free Software for Students

School officials announced during a recent gathering at High Point High School in Beltsville that the county's students are among the state's 870,000 public school students who will get free Microsoft Office 365 software as part of a new state ...

D.C.'s Top Educators, Leaders Honored

To honor the top instructors and leaders in D.C, one program returned for the fifth year for a celebration paying tribute to some of the best teachers and principals in the District of Columbia Public Schools.