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Banneker Graduates Challenged to Persevere

The newest graduates of Banneker High School wouldn't have made it without the support of their parents, teachers, administrators and others.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Junior Solar Sprint

Hundreds of students, teachers and families gathered late last month at Friendship Public Charter School's Blow Pierce campus in Northeast to watch some of the brightest students in grades 4-8 who live in the District, Maryland and Virginia compete in ...

P.G. County Briefs: New Playground at Seabrook Elementary

The Seabrook Elementary School community in Upper Marlboro has been revitalized with a new playground recently built on the school grounds.

DCPS Reaches Agreements with Unions

Roughly 2,400 D.C. public schools employees can expect to receive a salary increase as the result of new agreements reached with three local union partners.

Psychologist Wants to Purchase Closed HBCU

Umar Johnson, long considered an expert on the educational needs of young black males, has expressed intent to purchase Saint Paul's College, a 126-year-old historically black institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, that closed last June and has been eyed as a ...

Board Approves Recommendation for CMIT Academy

The Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation to allow a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, despite parental objections.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Recognition

Jamal Taylor, a senior at Ballou STAY High School in Southeast, got a standing ovation during the recent "District of Columbia Public Schools Night" at Nationals Park in Southeast.

P.G. County Briefs: Reading Challenge

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon recently made a surprise visit to Overlook Elementary School in Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, where he congratulated students on placing third in the "Redskins Read Book Challenge."

Many Blacks Balance Work, School

Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.

Bowser to Retain Henderson as Schools Chancellor

D.C. public schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will retain her post if Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser wins in November.

Warrick Recommended for Grambling State University Post

Cynthia Warrick, a 16-year veteran in the field of higher education, has been recommended to serve as interim president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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.