Vaccinations Curtail Spread of Diseases

With the first day of classes for District public schools students just around the corner, parents and guardians are reminded of the importance of ensuring children are properly vaccinated.

Bowie State University Student Wins 2014 Top IT Showcase Award

Ogochukwu Eburuoh, an honors student at Bowie State University who migrated 16 years ago from Nigeria, has won a top honor from a national technology organization.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Easter Monday Proposal

School officials have proposed that the Monday following Easter become a full school day for students and educators.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Schools Acquire New Mobility Network

Officials for the California-based Aruba Network recently announced the schools system's acquisition of an Aruba Mobility Network that supports more than 65,000 mobile devices, including 16,000 iPads for use in classrooms.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Transition, Orientation Days

In preparation for the 2014-15 school year, school officials will host a transition day on Monday, Aug. 25 for students entering the 6th and 7th grades, and high school students entering the 9th grade.

D.C. Charter Schools Lawsuit Alleges Funding Disparities

A lawsuit against the D.C. government has been filed on behalf of three members of a D.C. public charter schools association and two of its schools, alleging a significant gap in funding between the charters and public schools.

P.G. County Education Briefs: White Appointed Schools CFO

Colby R. White, who first served the Prince George's County Public Schools system 18 years ago as an accounting clerk, has been named the schools' chief financial officer.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Appointee to Focus on Male Students

A former middle school teacher from Detroit who has won numerous educational awards has been tapped by D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson as chief of innovation and research.

Parents Rail Against D.C. School Closure Ruling

Despite a federal judge’s ruling that the mandated closings of 15 neighborhood schools in January 2013 had nothing to do with race, a group of African-American parents whose children have been affected, vow to keep the matter front and center.

D.C. Mulls Change to High School Graduation Requirements

The DC State Board of Education is leaning toward implementing a more competency-based graduation system for public high school students, officials say.

Colby White Named P.G. County Schools CFO

A former accounting clerk for Maryland's second-largest school district has been named its chief financial officer.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Substitute Teacher Academy

The Office of Talent Development will host a two-part Substitute Teacher Academy for the months of July and August.

Minority Teachers Abandon Classrooms

Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased.

Judge Rules D.C. School Closures Not Racially Biased

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools wasn't racially discriminatory, a setback for black parents who say they face such obstacles when attempting to actively participate in their children's education.

Frederick Tapped as Howard University's 17th President

A scholar, surgeon and researcher who enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named as the school's 17th president.