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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Boundary Changes Approved

Mayor Vincent C. Gray gave the thumbs-up on Aug. 21 to forge ahead with final recommendations from the advisory committee regarding school boundary changes.

City Officials Tackle Absenteeism, Truancy

More than a year after a meeting at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast where city leaders, parents and community activists struggled to come to terms with the schools' burgeoning student absenteeism and truancy rates, little progress has been made ...

Parents, Community Leaders to Boycott Newark Public Schools

After waiting in line for hours on Wednesday at an enrollment center in Newark, New Jersey, to get their children in school, hundreds of frustrated parents and community leaders plan to boycott the city's public school system.

Bowie Students' Documentary Tackles Parents' Drug Abuse

A screening of "X: Children of the Lost Generation," a documentary produced by Bowie State University students about the familial impact of drug addiction, will be screened next month at a church in Northwest D.C.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New, Expanded Programs in 2014-15

As Kevin Maxwell enters his second year as the schools' chief executive officer, more than 800 new teachers and 30 new principals have also joined faculties at the county's 208 schools.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Boundary Changes Approved

Mayor Vincent Gray recently approved a task force's final recommendations to make changes to outdated school boundary lines in the District.

Back to School: Mix of Excitement, Anticipation

Like Edward Heff, a senior at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School in Northeast, Maisha Riddlesprigger, principal at Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast, could hardly contain her excitement about returning to school on Monday.

UDC Adjuncts Vote to Form Union

Adjunct faculty members at the University of the District of Columbia voted to form a union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), becoming the latest university in the city to do so.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Henderson on Board with Boundary Changes

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said she's on board with the changes to the school boundary lines set for next year, despite contentions from the two top mayoral candidates that movement on the issue has been too swift.

P.G. County Students Return to School

Prince George's County Public Schools welcomed back more than 126,000 students Tuesday for the start of the 2014-15 school year.

D.C. Teachers Prepped to Discuss Michael Brown Shooting

Teachers in D.C. public schools readied for the first day of school Monday, resources were provided to support those who wanted to address the shooting death of Michael Brown with their students.

CBCF Program Helps Students Explore China

Nineteen college students returned from a trip to China last week as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad program.

Gray OKs New Boundary Lines for D.C. Public Schools

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has approved final recommendations from an advisory committee led by the deputy mayor for education to make changes to the city's outdated school boundary lines.

More Students Aspire to Attend College, ACT Study Finds

American College Testing Inc., which offers college admissions assessments for high school students through standardized tests, says a new study finds interest in higher education to be increasing among high school graduates.

PGCPS on a Roll Toward a Great School Year!

This is a time of excitement and energy. As families finish up their summer vacations and descend upon stores to purchase school supplies, staff in Prince George's County Public Schools are preparing schools and teachers for the new school year ...