Educator Takes Aim at Achievement Gap

DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson tapped Robert Simmons to serve as the chief of innovation and research for the school district.

Top Coders from the National Capital Region Capture High School Computer Competition

Regional High School Computer Competition champions from the National Capital Region, BDPA-DC, and BDPA NoVA competed with other top coders from across America during the National High School Computer Competition's scholarship rounds at the JW Marriott Indianapolis during the National ...

Academy of Hope Offers Second Chance

One in five adults in the nation's capital lack a high school diploma and one in three adults cannot read a newspaper or a map, much less complete a job application. That's where the Academy of Hope hopes to play ...

Older Adults Can Play A Role as Kids Get Back to School

Older adults can help assure a legacy of strong graduation rates by supporting the work of schools in their communities, both directly and indirectly.

School-Served Lunches to Include More Fruits, Veggies

Lunchtime this year in public schools across the country promises to be a lot more nutritious, with an abundance of fruits and vegetables being a staple among items served.

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.