D.C. Nonprofit to Award Education Data Excellence

Raise DC, a cross-sector partnership focused on improving the lives of District youth through educational outcomes, recently announced the launch of the Data Spotlight Awards.

Prince George's Drug Policy Coalition Fetes Students at Scholarship Breakfast

Members of the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition gathered Wednesday at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill to honor 17 students with scholarships at the 4th annual "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast."

Woodson Grads, Best Friends Receive Awards

The 7th annual Total Sunshine School Grade Rewards Ceremony honored H.D. Woodson High School seniors salutatorian David Wynn, 18 and valedictorian Christopher Chandler, 17, best friends and future electrical engineers on Thursday at Roosevelt High School.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Four-Day Work Schedule

Prince George’s County Public Schools will begin its four-day workweek schedule on Monday, June 22 and end the week of Aug. 7.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: A New Day for Lafayette Elementary

School officials recently celebrated the modernization project for Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest, which will allow the enrollment of 105 more students once completed.

Multimillion Investment Announced for D.C. Public Schools

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined city schools staffers and administrators Tuesday to announce a multimillion investment in a new curricular strategy crafted by the public schools system's top teachers.

Education Reform Not Enough to Close Achievement Gap: Report

Education reform alone isn't enough to close achievement gaps between blacks and whites, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Edem Kudzi, a senior at Suitland Senior High School, joins the roster of students honored as Scholar of the Week.

D.C. College Grads Carry Average Loan Debt

Graduates at colleges and universities in the District of Columbia average $22,048 in debt, with 52 percent carrying a student loan debt.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Graduate Spotlight

Several stellar students are being featured in DCPS's "Graduate Spotlight" to share who they are, what they plan to do next, and what makes the Class of 2015 shine.

Md. Teacher Honored for Helping Students Discover Engineering

Honoring the educators who are inspiring the next generation of engineering students, DiscoverE recently announced the recipients of the 2015 DiscoverE Educator Awards.

Howard U. Professor Honored with STEM Research Award

A veteran Howard University educator has been named the university's Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year for her contributions in waste-water treatment research.

U. of Baltimore Program Preps HBCU Students for Law School

The University of Baltimore School of Law has launched a new program to better prepare students from Maryland's historically black colleges and universities for the law school admissions process.

D.C. Spelling Champ Bows Out Gracefully

Julia Weinrod, a fifth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary in Northwest, advanced to the third round at the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Deerfield Run's Outstanding Teacher

Takisha Webb, a fourth-grade science teacher at Deerfield Run Elementary School in Laurel, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher Award.