Programs Bring Awareness to Dyslexia

For as many as five decades, officials at programs in D.C. and in Baltimore have been working diligently to teach low-income children, adults and others with dyslexia and other language-learning disabilities how to read.

Blacks Often Duped by Trade School Promises: Study

Black students who enroll at for-profit trade schools in hopes of obtaining well-paying jobs often wind up deeper in debt and with fewer job prospects than their peers who enrolled at traditional two- or four-year educational institutions, a recent study ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Officially Ends Tenure

Chancellor Kaya Henderson will officially step down on Friday, Sept. 30, after six years at the helm.

Bowie State President Announces Retirement

Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim has announced plans to retire in June.

Nonprofit to Give Away Anti-Bullying Books

To combat the growing problem of bullying, local nonprofit organization Do The Write Thing of DC has published a series of anti-bullying books.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Leadership Program Participant

PGCPS instructional director Carletta Marrow has been selected by the American Association of School Administrators to participate in its inaugural "Aspiring Women Leaders" program.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Parent Curriculum Guides

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade specific Parent Guides.

HBCU Presidents Give Answers to Challenges

For those with a stake in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), they are aware of troubling issues facing the institutions, and school presidents dedicated to the cause are speaking out on how to overcome those challenges.

D.C. Charter School Wins Part of $100M 'Super School Project' Prize

Students and staff at Washington Leadership Academy Public Charter School had a lot to cheer about Wednesday after being named one of 10 nationwide winners of the "XQ: Super School Project."

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Bus Driver Fair

Prince George's County Public Schools will host a school bus driver fair on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: AP Courses, Exams, Earn College Credit

This year, more than 3,000 DCPS students have taken more than 5,000 Advanced Placement exams, which nearly doubles the number who took the college-level exams in 2010.

Reading Partners Helping Students Succeed

Reading Partners, a nonprofit early-literacy organization that pairs students in under-resourced schools with volunteer tutors, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young D.C. children are benefiting from the program in a big way.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: TMA Students Outperform Peers on PARCC

Results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers show that Thurgood Marshall Academy is the best high school east of the river, and remains one of the top-performing high schools in the District of Columbia, according ...

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Schools CEO Addresses Head Start Fiasco

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell issued a statement Sept. 1 concerning the recent controversy surrounding the county's Head Start program.

D.C. Students' Test Scores Improve Slightly

D.C. students saw growth in their Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores, but they still severely lag behind their counterparts around the country.