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Holder Announces Findings Regarding Discipline of Black Students

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday during a visit to J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Northeast that new information shows early childhood is when many black students are most likely to engage in behavior that leads to suspension.

Sting Headlines Annual Benefit Concert in D.C.

A music icon recently brought thousands of students, parents, alumni, and pop music lovers to their feet during a benefit concert.

NAACP Praises Obama Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges


The head of the NAACP lauded the Obama administration Tuesday for addressing concerns about student loan debt by requiring for-profit colleges to better prepare students for the workforce or risk losing federal aid.

Catania Bills Highlight Needs of Special-Education Students

D.C. Council member David Catania introduced three different bills Tuesday aimed at overhauling special education in both District public and charter schools.

Local Program Prepares Girls for College

Through the EMPOwERgirlz Youth Mentorship Program, 30 District girls pair up with mentors who represent various local universities and work in diverse career fields.

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 ...