Alpha Leadership Program: Changing Young Men's Lives

For the past five years, officials of the District of Columbia College Access Program have been upsetting the educational status quo in a distinctive program called the Alpha Leadership Program.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

White House Launches Program for Free and Low-Cost Internet Service in Public Housing Communities

The Obama administration launched an initiative Wednesday to enable thousands of public housing residents — including approximately 200,000 children — nationwide to connect to the Internet for free or at low prices.

D.C. AG Lauds Court Ruling Against Conference Promoter

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine championed Tuesday a Superior Court judge's decision prohibiting a Florida-based conference promoter from operating in the city until his company is properly registered and has paid the District fees and penalties to be determined ...

Sojourner-Douglass College Loses Accreditation, Removes Website

Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore has officially removed its website from the Internet after being informed this spring by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that it would lose accreditation as of June 30.

Slavery Linked to School Segregation in South: Study

There is a direct correlation between the geographic concentration of slavery and today’s K-12 school segregation, according to a new study.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Site of International School

Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg will be the site for one of two new International High Schools, slated to open in the 2015-16 school year.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: 'New Heights' Engages Expectant Students

Tray Chaney of "The Wire" and Wanda Pratt, mother of NBA star Kevin Durant, recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson for the 4th annual "New Heights Summit," an initiative that promotes the collaborative efforts of city agencies in support of expectant ...

Prince George's IT Program Cited for National Award

Prince George's County's information technology development program has been nationally recognized for its efforts in employing and training residents in the field.

Preventing Student 'Summer Slide'

As students slip into their summer vacations, it's up to families to make sure they don't slip into academic amnesia.

UDC President Ronald Mason Gets Three-Year Deal

The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a new three-year contract for Ronald Mason Jr. to head the University of the District of Columbia through 2018.

D.C. Entrepreneur Pushes STEM for Minorities

Charles Wilson isn't shy about discussing poverty and the issues that face many inner-city and poverty-stricken youth on a regular basis.

Prince George's Co. Accepting Applications For Education Board Seat

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced Monday that the county is accepting applications from residents interested in serving as an at-large member of the board of education.

D.C. Council Mulls Contract With Schools Food Vendor at Center of Fraud Suit

The D.C. Council appears set to contract a food vendor that recently settled a fraud lawsuit with the city's public school system for $19 million.

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

Glory Ekhator, who recently graduated from Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, has also been named a Scholar of the Week.