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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Spotlight

Anyiah is a fourth-grade student at Turner Elementary School and a participant in the school's partnership with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.

Famous Black Scientists Visit Howard University

World-renowned Black scientists, engineers and inventors gave their time to a STEM outreach workshop for District youth in honor of 2016 Black Press Week hosted by the National Newspapers Publishers Association Foundation.

'Cruciferous' a Breeze for Prince George's County Spelling Bee Champ

Ayyub Abdulrezak, a student at Kenmoor Middle School in Bowie, emerged victorious Friday at the 2016 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Howard University Founders Library Deemed National Treasure

The Founders Library on Howard University's northwest D.C. campus has been designated as a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, part of a joint effort by the trust and university to improve the facility as a 21st-century ...

New Middle Schools Slated for Northern Prince George's


A proposal to build two new middle schools in northern Prince George’s County, Maryland, would help relieve overcrowding at four current buildings, but it remains a mystery as to who would attend the new schools.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Athletes

Savion Davis from Drew Elementary School in Northeast lists among DCPS' Athletes of the Week program.

Howard U. Among Top Schools for Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University is among the Peace Corps' annual listing of the colleges and universities with the most alumni serving as volunteers.

Prince George's Economic Corporation Aims to Connect Businesses with $16B

Local business owners flocked Tuesday to the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation headquarters in Largo, where county officials and executives from the IRS, Treasury Department and Small Business Administration provided details for tapping $16 billion in procurement opportunities available ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Principal of the Year in Spotlight

Seaton Elementary School Principal Kim Jackson, who was honored in December as D.C.'s 2015 Principal of the Year, was recently profiled by online education-focused news site The Seventy Four.

Prince George's School Board Approves Budget

The Prince George's County Board of Education voted to approve a $2.1 billion fiscal budget for 2017 that seeks to expand all-day prekindergarten, hire literacy coaches and conduct renovation projects.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: PARCC Night

School officials are hosting district-wide Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Nights to help connect parents and students with resources to prepare for the tests and gain knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.

U.S. Dept. of Education Addresses Racial Disparity in Disciplining Disabled Students

The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it has taken a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.

Oxon Hill Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Award

Oxon Hill Middle School science teacher Angela Malone sat among the hundreds of students and staff Wednesday inside the school gymnasium in Fort Washington for an assembly about the STEM curriculum, unsuspecting of the event's true purpose: To surprise her ...

D.C. Mayor Bowser Outlines Workforce Improvement Plan

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser outlined Friday the city's strategic plan to improve the workforce system, as well as important changes to the Workforce Investment Council.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Enrollment Deadline

March 1 marks the deadline to enroll students in grades in PK3-8.