Prince George's County Education Briefs: Leadership Program Participant

PGCPS instructional director Carletta Marrow has been selected by the American Association of School Administrators to participate in its inaugural "Aspiring Women Leaders" program.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Parent Curriculum Guides

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade specific Parent Guides.

D.C. Charter School Wins Part of $100M 'Super School Project' Prize

Students and staff at Washington Leadership Academy Public Charter School had a lot to cheer about Wednesday after being named one of 10 nationwide winners of the "XQ: Super School Project."

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Bus Driver Fair

Prince George's County Public Schools will host a school bus driver fair on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: AP Courses, Exams, Earn College Credit

This year, more than 3,000 DCPS students have taken more than 5,000 Advanced Placement exams, which nearly doubles the number who took the college-level exams in 2010.

Reading Partners Helping Students Succeed

Reading Partners, a nonprofit early-literacy organization that pairs students in under-resourced schools with volunteer tutors, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young D.C. children are benefiting from the program in a big way.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: TMA Students Outperform Peers on PARCC

Results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers show that Thurgood Marshall Academy is the best high school east of the river, and remains one of the top-performing high schools in the District of Columbia, according ...

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Schools CEO Addresses Head Start Fiasco

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell issued a statement Sept. 1 concerning the recent controversy surrounding the county's Head Start program.

D.C. Students' Test Scores Improve Slightly

D.C. students saw growth in their Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores, but they still severely lag behind their counterparts around the country.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Family Institute Launch

PGCPS has developed the Family Institute, which will launch Sept. 10 to enhance the capacity of families and other learning guardians in support of the academic achievement of students.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Free Meals for Students

The DCPS Eats! Program ensures that students receive nutritious meals while at school.

D.C. Author Writes for Kids to See Themselves

An African-American author is returning home to D.C. to give free books to thousands of students in low-income areas of the city.

Md. Gov. Hogan Orders Schools to Open after Labor Day in 2017

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Wednesday for schools to begin after Labor Day next year, which he said would boost the state's economy by $74 million.

D.C. Public Schools See Gains for Blacks, Hispanics in Standardized Tests

While test results gleaned from the latest standardized assessment tests for D.C. Public Schools students show there's still much work to be done, they also offer a complicated picture of success, city officials say.


Many DCPS students were welcomed back to school this week by Chancellor Kaya Henderson and advised of several services available to them.