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Bethune-Cookman U., EPA Partner for Environmental Science Program

Bethune-Cookman University and the Environmental Protection Agency has partnered with for programs in environmental science, research, education and workforce development.

STEM Education Pushed For Minorities

Efforts have ramped up recently in the District and around the country to emphasize STEM education, a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Black History Month Celebrations

Several schools will continue the celebration of African-American history this month by highlighting the contributions of blacks who've played defining roles in shaping the nation.

New Schott Report Illustrates Growing Achievement Gap

While education serves as the best way to equalize an eons-old unleveled field, a newly released report illustrates that little traction has been made in reducing the achievement gap.

D.C. Charter School Leases Site at Soldiers' Home

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton joined Scott Pearson, executive director of the D.C. Public Charter School Board, and others Monday for a lease signing ceremony, marking a partnership between the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Creative Minds International Public Charter ...

Howard University Middle School Students Protest Teacher Firings

Students at a charter middle school on Howard University's campus are protesting last week's firings of three social studies teachers for allegedly attempting to teach more black history.

High School Playwrights All Grown Up

Four high school students are having their special stories on subjects ranging from suicide to mental illness to pop stars played out on the professional stage in plays guaranteed to make audiences cry, laugh and reflect.

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

Nominations are being accepted for the Prince George's County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" award.

Masters Barry, 'Big G' Help Kick Off Writing Contest

Those Ballou Senior High School seniors who think they have the writing chops can find out if they’re as good as they think they are if they choose to submit a poem or an essay during Black History Month.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ariel Wright, Science Fair Winner

Ariel Wright, a 7th-grader at St. Columba Catholic School in Oxon Hill, received her fourth first-place award as a participant in area science fairs.

Students Awarded Four-Year College Scholarships

Friendship's Dimani Jones is among six students from the D.C. region to receive an OSSE scholarship, an award that's provided to high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need for attendance in selective summer college programs.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Initiative Targets Males of Color

Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson recently joined forces in launching an initiative that focuses on improving the educational outcomes of male students of color.

Lara Thompson to lead UDC's Biomedical Engineering Studies Program

Officials at the University of the District of Columbia have appointed Lara A. Thompson, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, to lead the school's recently created Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program.

DCPS Initiative Aims to Help Black, Latino Males

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced this week the launch of a new $20 million initiative that focuses on improving the educational outcomes for black and Latino male students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Evening High School Registration

Evening High School classes provide students with an alternative to traditional day schools, while enabling others to earn a Maryland High School Diploma by attending school late in the day or studying online.