Obama's Executive Order Pushes to Lower Student Loan Debt

President Obama signed an executive order Monday mandating that borrowers of student loans can pay at only 10 percent of their monthly income, part of his attempt to ease the increasing burden of student loan debt.

Morant Tabbed as Dean at GW Law School

Blake D. Morant has been selected as the George Washington University's next dean of law, the university announced Monday.

Parents Protest PTSA President's Ouster

A group of disgruntled parents converged on the front steps of a Northeast high school last week to protest proposed boundary changes, school closures and attempts by administrators to abolish parent associations.

D.C. Reports Decline in Childhood Obesity, School Violence

D.C.'s children are making improvements in changing dangerous and unhealthy behaviors and curbing school violence, a biennial survey shows.

Koch Brothers Donate $25 Million to UNCF

The Koch brothers, known in political circles as generous supporters of conservative causes and opponents of President Obama, recently donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund.

P.G. County Briefs: Maxwell Completes School Tours

Kevin Maxwell, schools CEO, has made good on a promise to visit all 205 of the county’s schools.

Ballou Student Accepts Prestigious Peabody Award

There used to be a time when Rufus McDowney couldn't have cared less about school.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Third Annual New Heights Summit

The District Department of Human Services and the Student Support Center, in conjunction with the school system, invite the public to attend a summit on Wednesday, June 25 at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in Northwest.

D.C. Parents of Black, Latino Students to Hold Protest

Parents of African-American and Latino students in D.C. public schools will hold a demonstration Monday evening in protest of what they say is the systematic denial of their participation in education-related matters, particularly the mandated closings of 15 schools in ...

EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS to Participate in Capital Pride Parade

Teachers, staff, students, families, and friends of District of Columbia Public Schools are welcome to walk on Saturday, June 7 in the Capital Pride Parade in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.

P.G. County Briefs: Clinton Senior Named Scholar of the Week

Rachel Toler, a graduating senior at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland, takes home bragging rights since she’s being honored as Scholar of the Week.

Film, Discussion Examines College Access

Today, a college education has become a necessity in an ever increasing information-based society. However, students from working-class families often find it difficult to navigate the complex application process and secure scholarships that make college a possibility.

Seniors Complete Program, Win Scholarships

A local nonprofit handed out thousands of dollars in scholarships to a group of students during a ceremony at a prestigious theatrical venue last week.

School Without Walls Short of Freshmen Quota

Officials at the District's high-performing School Without Walls, where nearly all the students meet or exceed standard levels in math and in reading, have reopened the admissions process after determining this fall's incoming freshmen class was significantly smaller than expected.

Obama Hosts Annual Science Fair at White House

President Barack Obama played host Tuesday to the fourth annual Science Fair at the White House, where more than 100 students from across the country showcased their innovative projects, designs and experiments.