Valerie Montgomery Rice Heads Up Morehouse Medical School

Valerie Montgomery Rice, the executive vice president and dean of Morehouse's School of Medicine, is the school's newest president and the first black woman to lead an independent medical school.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New Literacy Program

Prince George's County has become home to a new summer literacy program sponsored by the District-based Children's Defense Fund.


As the 2014-15 school year approaches, officials anticipate having a lot of teacher slots to fill.

Parents Demand Delay in School Boundary Change

Following nearly two years of inquiries from parents about school boundaries and feeder patterns, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, his deputy mayor for education and the schools chancellor agreed that after decades of significant population shifts and school closings, the time ...

Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, Famed Mathematician, Dies

Dr. Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, a former minister of Masjid Muhammad and mathematician who trained many of the U.S.'s African-Americans in the field, died June 25. He was 87.

P.G. County Briefs: Board Approves Charter Recommendation

Despite parental objections, the Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation for a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, Maryland.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Test Scores Banned from 2014-15 Evaluations

Chancellor Kaya Henderson has announced that student test scores won't be used for teachers' 2014-15 performance evaluations.

Principal Turnovers Reflect Poorly on Schools

The plan calls for jump-starting the 2014-15 school year with not just the best teachers, but also with the best principals. However, there will likely be a repeat cycle of leadership instability within the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

Howard U. Names Holley-Walker as Law School Dean

Danielle R. Holley-Walker, the associate dean for academic affairs and a law professor at the University of South Carolina Law School, is the new dean of the Howard University School of Law, the school announced Monday.

Scholarship Organization to Host Annual Fundraising Dinner in Upper Marlboro

The Ryan Odelle Mance Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will hold its 6th annual Evening of Jazz and Scholarship Dinner on Saturday, July 19 in Upper Marlboro.

Banneker Graduates Challenged to Persevere

The newest graduates of Banneker High School wouldn't have made it without the support of their parents, teachers, administrators and others.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Junior Solar Sprint

Hundreds of students, teachers and families gathered late last month at Friendship Public Charter School's Blow Pierce campus in Northeast to watch some of the brightest students in grades 4-8 who live in the District, Maryland and Virginia compete in ...

P.G. County Briefs: New Playground at Seabrook Elementary

The Seabrook Elementary School community in Upper Marlboro has been revitalized with a new playground recently built on the school grounds.

DCPS Reaches Agreements with Unions

Roughly 2,400 D.C. public schools employees can expect to receive a salary increase as the result of new agreements reached with three local union partners.

Psychologist Wants to Purchase Closed HBCU

Umar Johnson, long considered an expert on the educational needs of young black males, has expressed intent to purchase Saint Paul's College, a 126-year-old historically black institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, that closed last June and has been eyed as a ...