D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student-Crafted Parental Guide App Available

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade-specific Parent Guides that provide the tools needed to support their child's learning at home.

TransSTEM Academy Fete to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

D.C.'s first and only transportation and science, technology, engineering and mathematics school, TransSTEM Academy of Cardozo Education Campus, will welcome Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, and Victor Mendez, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and others ...

Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Academically challenging classes, experienced teachers and moderate disciplinary policies are housed in affluent white school districts, leaving minorities on the fringe, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey.

Chavez PCS Holds Public Policy Symposium

Three top seniors from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy presented their solutions on communal and global issues such as housing segregation, the Syrian refugee crisis and college access for undocumented immigrants.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breaking Records at Thurgood Marshall Academy

More than 70 seniors at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast are expected to walk across the stage on June 10 to receive their high school diploma during the school's 12th annual commencement exercises.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immunization Campaign

The PGCPS Immunization Countdown campaign is underway, and all students must have all required immunizations by Aug. 23, the first day of the 2016-17 school year.

Prince George's Co. Students Get Systemwide Library Access

Prince George's County's schools and library systems announced Wednesday at the Largo-Kettering Library a partnership allowing all 126,000 public school students to not only check out books at any of the county's 19 libraries, but also have access to the ...

P.G. Schools Transfer Period Ends Friday

Parents seeking to transfer their children for the 2016-17 school year in Prince George's County have until Friday.

Black Girls Six Times Likelier to be Suspended from School Than Whites: Report

Federal data reveals that black girls are suspended from school at a rate six times higher than that of their white peers, according to a report by online publication Education Week.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Programs, Activities

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in recent statement to the DCPS family that the onset of summer fun also means continued learning and development opportunities for students and educators.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends in 3rd Straight Tie

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday — but not before a dramatic final showdown and a seemingly nonstop series of words with crazy and bizarre meanings and origins.

NIH Holds Career Day for D.C.-Area Science Students

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, invited 250 area middle and high school students Tuesday to learn about careers in science and hear several top-notch experts discuss their highly technical fields.

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000: Report

The repeated practice of racially segregating schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years. And a new report concluded that segregating schools has negative effects on the education minority students receive.

Pepco Art Gallery Hosts Ellington Student Exhibit

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery recently hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of "My Business," an inaugural Senior Arts Series of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Student Debt Rising in D.C.

District residents are among the millennials saddled with increasingly large amounts of student loans, which reached a record high of $1.23 trillion in 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.