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

Tania Henry, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named the county's Scholar of the Week.

Ronald Mason Named New UDC President

Ronald Mason Jr., the president of Southern University and A&M College System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named as the next president of the University of the District of Columbia.

Prince George's County Officials Push for $20M in School Funding

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and the county council are strongly urging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for $20 million of state funding in support of county schools.

Dwan Jordon to Lead Collegiate Academy in D.C.

Officials at Friendship Public Charter School have appointed Dwan Jordon as principal of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Team Poised for Space Camp

The "Solar Phoenix" team from Prince George's County Public Schools' College Park Academy have been declared winners of the "Patriots Technology Training Center's Solar System Competition, Mission to Mars Countdown to Launch 2015."

Howard University Officials Pilloried for Miller Firing

In retrospect, Howard University officials may be rethinking their decision to fire noted poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Since he was fired about a month ago, social media has been abuzz as friends, colleagues, students and mentees have ...

D.C. Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will mark Teacher Appreciation Week by making surprise visits to classrooms throughout the week to award teachers with $100 gift cards.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Earth Day Recognition

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the DC Department of General Services released the "DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll," which recognized 48 schools for enthusiasm and excellence in recycling.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Roth Wins Teacher of the Year

Renee Roth, a 3rd-grade science teacher at Tulip Grove Elementary School in Bowie has been named the 2015 Prince George's County Teacher of the Year.

Donna Edwards Hosts 6th Annual STEM Forum

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) hosted her annual "Blastoff!" STEM forum Tuesday on Capitol Hill, bringing together local students and representatives from education, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector, to discuss ways to find and cultivate STEM talent across the state.

Morgan Freeman among Howard U. Honorary Degree Recipients

Award-winning actor and director Morgan Freeman will be among the recipients of honorary degrees during Howard University's commencement exercises next month.

D.C. Superintendent Grants $220K for Summer Programs for Students

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education has awarded $220,000 in grant funding to several local education agencies and organizations in the first "College, Credential and Career Ready" summer initiative aimed at middle school students.

D.C. Superintendent Launches College Search Engine

The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education launched a new college search engine Thursday to help students and their families make the best choices for higher education.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Howard U. to Offer Free Courses to Some Students

As the result of a new dual enrollment program, some of the District's public high school students will be able to take classes for free at Howard University.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Summer Programs

Information on summer programs can now be obtained on the Prince George's County Public Schools website.