D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Free Meals for Students

The DCPS Eats! Program ensures that students receive nutritious meals while at school.

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

A published report from Oklahoma digital news service NewsOK noted an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policymakers to focus on the first five years of life.

D.C. Author Writes for Kids to See Themselves

An African-American author is returning home to D.C. to give free books to thousands of students in low-income areas of the city.

Md. Gov. Hogan Orders Schools to Open after Labor Day in 2017

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Wednesday for schools to begin after Labor Day next year, which he said would boost the state's economy by $74 million.

D.C. Public Schools See Gains for Blacks, Hispanics in Standardized Tests

While test results gleaned from the latest standardized assessment tests for D.C. Public Schools students show there's still much work to be done, they also offer a complicated picture of success, city officials say.

Area Students Appointed to the White House's Initiative on HBCUs

Several D.C.-area students are among the participants in the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Many DCPS students were welcomed back to school this week by Chancellor Kaya Henderson and advised of several services available to them.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: New School Year Begins

Nearly 129,000 students began classes Tuesday in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, marking the first day of the 2016-17 academic year.

Back to School: Tips for Shaking Out the Cobwebs

Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.

Teachers' Union Critical of Schools Chancellor Search

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month the creation of a leadership committee to assist in the search to replace outgoing schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but one member said there hasn't been any progress.

The Fight for African-American Museum Dates Back 100 Years

The fight for a national African-American museum started long before the millennium as one D.C. judge documents in his new book that explores 100 years of determination.

Students in DMV Head Back to School

Roughly 130,000 students returned Tuesday for the first of day school in Prince George's County, which has the second-biggest public schools system in the state and one of the 25 largest in the nation.

D.C. Opens 1st All-Boys High School

Reading, writing and arithmetic wasn't all that was on the agenda for Absalom Bolling on the first day of school Monday.

DCPS' Goal: Top Principal, Teacher in Every School, Classroom

The first day of school for K-12 students is Monday, Aug. 22.

DCPS Gears Up for 2016-17 School Year

For the past decade, from the recruitment of teachers and to the retirement of others, DCPS officials have been taking a hard look at the system's policies and practices in order to sketch a roadmap for the future.