Bowser Announces Selection Committee for DCPS Chancellor

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday the formation of a leadership committee that will provide input in the selection process for schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's successor.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Learning Day

National Summer Learning Day, held in collaboration with Summer Strong DC 2016, was celebrated on Thursday, July 14.

Southeast Student Cuts Teeth at Informer for Summer Program

Tameyah Ingraham, 18, is a first-generation college student, and like many others in her position, she ran into a few challenges while applying for college.

Morgan State Names New Engineering Dean

Morgan State University President David Wilson announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Spencer as dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering.

Henderson Leaves DCPS with 'No Plans,' Lengthy List of Accomplishments

A little over five years ago in the spring of 2011, when Kaya Henderson took the reins from then-Mayor Vincent Gray as the new D.C. Public Schools chancellor, supporters and critics alike said that she'd have some big shoes to ...

Will D.C. Schools Honor Muslim Holidays?

With numerous school districts across the country already implementing Muslim holidays into their schedules, some in the D.C. region are considering adding days of observance for several Muslim holy days.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Studying Abroad

DCPS is sending nearly 400 students from every ward this summer on 18 study abroad trips — from Costa Rica to France to China — for immersion, culture and service learning.

Kaya Henderson to Step Down as D.C. Schools Chancellor

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Wednesday she will step down from her position in the fall after nine years at the helm.

Howard U.'s Finances Take Step in Right Direction

Howard University has made improvements financially in recent months with its latest real estate moves, reports from the business analyst company Moody's Investors Service indicate.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student-Crafted Parental Guide App Available

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade-specific Parent Guides that provide the tools needed to support their child's learning at home.

TransSTEM Academy Fete to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

D.C.'s first and only transportation and science, technology, engineering and mathematics school, TransSTEM Academy of Cardozo Education Campus, will welcome Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, and Victor Mendez, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and others ...

Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Academically challenging classes, experienced teachers and moderate disciplinary policies are housed in affluent white school districts, leaving minorities on the fringe, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey.

Chavez PCS Holds Public Policy Symposium

Three top seniors from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy presented their solutions on communal and global issues such as housing segregation, the Syrian refugee crisis and college access for undocumented immigrants.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breaking Records at Thurgood Marshall Academy

More than 70 seniors at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast are expected to walk across the stage on June 10 to receive their high school diploma during the school's 12th annual commencement exercises.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immunization Campaign

The PGCPS Immunization Countdown campaign is underway, and all students must have all required immunizations by Aug. 23, the first day of the 2016-17 school year.