D.C. Elementary School Teacher Surprised with Award, $25K Check

Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.

Prince George's County Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to School Suspensions

A proposed pilot program for the Prince George's County public schools system could lead to community service assignments rather than suspensions or expulsions among high school students who find themselves in trouble.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Presents Proposed Budget

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell recently presented his recommendations for the district's fiscal 2016 proposed annual operating budget to the Board of Education.

Howard University Listed Among Best HBCUs

Howard University ranks among the top historically black colleges and universities, according to a new U.S. News & World Report.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Application Period Now Open

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will accept applications for 2015 scholarships from Monday, Jan. 5, through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 27.

5 Black Students Named Rhodes Scholars

Five African-American students count among this year’s list of 32 Rhodes Scholars.

Wilson High School Principal Resigns

The principal of Wilson Senior High School in Northwest D.C. has stepped down in the wake of plans that called for his termination at the end of the school year.

Potomac Prep in Northeast Allowed to Remain Open

The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted Dec. 15 to allow a once-troubled Northeast Washington charter school to remain open after staff, parents and students lobbied for a chance to make it work under its new administration.

CHAVOUS: An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.

D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

Howard U., Monumental Sports Forge Partnership

Howard University has entered a partnership with Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment that will offer group-sales discounts to students, staff and alumni for Capitals, Wizards and Mystics games.

Obamas Support 'College Opportunity Day of Action'

The White House recently hosted its second "College Opportunity Day of Action" where President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced several new commitments to action regarding the expansion of college opportunities for low-income students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS Remembers Marion Barry

On behalf of the city's public schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement in honor of Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and four-term District mayor who died Nov. 23 at 78.

Shirley Jackson Tops List of Highest-Paid Presidents of Colleges, Universities

A report released Sunday by the D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education lists Shirley Ann Jackson at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, as the highest earner among college and university presidents for 2012.