Rhodes Scholar Joshua Aiken Leaves WUSTL to Study Refugees in England

Joshua Aiken, a senior at Washington University, grew up all over the country. His family moved from New Mexico to Tennessee, California, Texas, Iowa and Arizona.

P.G. County Schools CEO Wraps Up 100-School Tour

The CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools is making his last stop on a 100-school tour he pledged to make shortly after taking the helm of the school district.

D.C. Students Prepare for National Spelling Bee

Students in schools across the country have always liked competing against each other, whether for science projects, sporting events or talent shows. But when it looks like they're competing against a dictionary rather than among themselves, a spelling bee's most ...

D.C. Teacher Invited to Obama's State of the Union Address

Kathy Hollowell-Makle, the District of Columbia Public Schools 2013 Teacher of the Year, will be among the invited guests sitting with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address.

Officials Mull Plans for Options Public Charter School

Nearly 400 students currently enrolled Options Public Charter School in Northeast could be reassigned to D.C. public schools if the school's charter is dissolved amid charges of financial mismanagement and inside dealing, according to testimony given this week at a ...

D.C. State Board of Education Selects New Leadership

D.C.'s State Board of Education recently selected new leadership, unanimously electing Mark Jones as president and Mary Lord as vice president.

D.C. Schools Officials Launch Website for Enrollment Lottery

Administrators from D.C. charter schools and the city's office of the deputy mayor for education have launched a website to make the enrollment process easier for students.

Obama, First Lady Present New Agenda for Low-Income College Students

The Obama administration is pushing to help more low-income students afford and graduate from college.

FAMU Chooses Cornell U. Official as New President

Officials at Florida A&M University recently announced the selection of Elmira Mangum as the school's first female president.

Alumni Giving Key to HBCU Survival

Historically black colleges and universities across the country are feeling the impact of waning government support, as some struggle with funding cuts that have exceeded 50 percent.

Howard U. Board of Trustees Announces Presidential Search Committee

The Howard University board of trustees announced Monday the appointment of a presidential search committee that will play an active role in the selection of the university's 17th president.

P.G. County's Maxwell Named National Finalist for Top Superintendent

The CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools has been named a finalist for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.

Guidelines Offered to Combat Disparities in Student Discipline

The Obama administration on Wednesday issued comprehensive new recommendations on school discipline aimed at combatting racial bias in punishments for students.

Education: 2013 in Review

Education in the District went through many changes during the course of 2013.

D.C. Council Members Challenge Schools Superintendent Nomination

Jesús Aguirre is set for confirmation next month as D.C.'s new state schools superintendent, but two City Council members are opposing his nomination, saying he lacks innovation and experience.

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