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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Learning Day

National Summer Learning Day, held in collaboration with Summer Strong DC 2016, was celebrated on Thursday, July 14.

Southeast Student Cuts Teeth at Informer for Summer Program

Tameyah Ingraham, 18, is a first-generation college student, and like many others in her position, she ran into a few challenges while applying for college.

Henderson Leaves DCPS with 'No Plans,' Lengthy List of Accomplishments

A little over five years ago in the spring of 2011, when Kaya Henderson took the reins from then-Mayor Vincent Gray as the new D.C. Public Schools chancellor, supporters and critics alike said that she'd have some big shoes to ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Studying Abroad

DCPS is sending nearly 400 students from every ward this summer on 18 study abroad trips — from Costa Rica to France to China — for immersion, culture and service learning.

Kaya Henderson to Step Down as D.C. Schools Chancellor

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Wednesday she will step down from her position in the fall after nine years at the helm.

Howard U.'s Finances Take Step in Right Direction

Howard University has made improvements financially in recent months with its latest real estate moves, reports from the business analyst company Moody's Investors Service indicate.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student-Crafted Parental Guide App Available

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade-specific Parent Guides that provide the tools needed to support their child's learning at home.

TransSTEM Academy Fete to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

D.C.'s first and only transportation and science, technology, engineering and mathematics school, TransSTEM Academy of Cardozo Education Campus, will welcome Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, and Victor Mendez, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and others ...

Chavez PCS Holds Public Policy Symposium

Three top seniors from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy presented their solutions on communal and global issues such as housing segregation, the Syrian refugee crisis and college access for undocumented immigrants.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breaking Records at Thurgood Marshall Academy

More than 70 seniors at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast are expected to walk across the stage on June 10 to receive their high school diploma during the school's 12th annual commencement exercises.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immunization Campaign

The PGCPS Immunization Countdown campaign is underway, and all students must have all required immunizations by Aug. 23, the first day of the 2016-17 school year.

Prince George's Co. Students Get Systemwide Library Access

Prince George's County's schools and library systems announced Wednesday at the Largo-Kettering Library a partnership allowing all 126,000 public school students to not only check out books at any of the county's 19 libraries, but also have access to the ...

P.G. Schools Transfer Period Ends Friday

Parents seeking to transfer their children for the 2016-17 school year in Prince George's County have until Friday.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Programs, Activities

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in recent statement to the DCPS family that the onset of summer fun also means continued learning and development opportunities for students and educators.

NIH Holds Career Day for D.C.-Area Science Students

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, invited 250 area middle and high school students Tuesday to learn about careers in science and hear several top-notch experts discuss their highly technical fields.

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