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Ericka James to Lead Business School at Emory University

Officials at Emory University in Atlanta have appointed Ericka Hayes James as the first black female dean of the Goizueta Business School.

Empower DC Holds City's Feet to Fire on School Closings

A spokesperson for Empower DC said the group recently returned to court to prove the city unjustly closed 15 District public schools last year.

Obama Issues Proclamation on Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Thursday regarding the historic ruling which marked a turning point in America's history.

Combs Electrifies Howard Crowd

A record number of graduates took part in Howard University’s 146th Commencement Convocation, on a day that saw music mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs excite his supporters and convert skeptics during his keynote address.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Schimel Award Offers $2,500 for High School Teachers

Nominees for the “Abraham Lincoln Schimel and Beatrice Schimel Award for Excellence in Teaching Leadership” will have an opportunity to engage in a review session workshop.

UDC Graduates Urged to Persevere

Teresa Moore could barely hold back the tears that trickled down her face Saturday during the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) commencement exercises.

Combs to Howard Graduates: ‘Go after Your Dream’

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Combs, who presented the commencement address at Howard University to more than 2,600 students on Saturday, May 10, encouraged the Class of 2014 to be fearless, decisive and to fully embrace their inner power.

Schimel Award Offers $2,500 for D.C. High School Teachers

Nominees for a teaching award that recognizes educators who help groom students into leaders are invited to a workshop Thursday at the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.'s headquarters in Northwest.

VIRGINIA BRIEFS: Special-Education Award Nominees to be Honored at Reception

Nominees for the “2014 Harry Burke Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Special Education” awards will be honored at a reception Thursday.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: New Schools Join Engagement Partnership

Six District of Columbia Public Schools will be added this fall to the roster of schools currently participating in a partnership that assists teachers and administrators improve upon strategies that help students to learn.

P.G. County Briefs: Laura Shelton Named Teacher of the Year

Laura Shelton, science teacher at Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Morningside, Md., has been named the 2014 Prince George’s County Teacher of the Year.

Howard U. Students Among Scholarship Winners at WHCA Dinner

Howard University student Glynn Hill, an aspiring journalist from Philadelphia, got a dose of journalism history Saturday while accepting a $7,000 scholarship at the 100th annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

DCPS Joins Nationwide Celebration of Teachers

D.C. public schools are encouraging students, parents and residents to show their love for city instructors as part of a nationwide celebration of teachers.

Schools Chief Maxwell to Keynote P.G. Community College Commencement

Prince George's Community College announced Monday that Kevin Maxwell, CEO of the county's public schools system, will deliver the keynote address at the institution's 55th commencement ceremony on May 22.

New Scholars Program Launches at Historic Church

Historic Metropolitan AME Church on M Street NW provided the setting on Saturday, April 26, for a high-profile launching of a program for potential scholars and leaders in honor of Horace Dawson Jr., a veteran diplomat and ambassador.