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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Duke Ellington Principal Mourned

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts family in Northwest mourns the passing of its principal, Father John Payne.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Listening Sessions

In the coming weeks, a series of "Special Education Listening Sessions" will be held by the county's Board of Education.

Father John Payne, Principal at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Dies

Father John Payne, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, reportedly died Thursday night of an apparent heart attack.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor Says 'Thank You'

Chancellor Kaya Henderson extended her gratitude to the huge audience that showed up on Sept. 30 at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast for her annual "State of the Schools" address.

Academy Supports Growing Immigrant Population

As the number of new immigrant students enrolling in the District of Columbia Public Schools system continues an upward spiral, officials felt compelled to launch an International Academy this year on the Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest to help students ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Trading Football for Geometry

Ricardo Silva, an NFL safety for three years, has set aside his football gear to become a "Teach for America" recruit at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Scholarship Competitors

Thirteen students from schools around the county have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program.

$18.9 Million Tech Prep Cuts the Ribbon

School leaders at the newly-completed $18.9 million Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy in Southeast welcomed city officials, educators and parents to a special ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 24 to mark the official opening of the campus.

Chancellor Hosts State of the Schools Address

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson led a conversation at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast on Tuesday about her school district and the plans she has to help all of her students succeed.

Henderson to Give State of Schools Address

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson will welcome families and community members on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at H.D. Woodson High School in Northwest for an update on the school system's progression.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Resident Teacher Program

Officials for the Resident Teacher Program are accepting applications for elementary certification for the 2015-16 school year from candidates with a strong background in math and science.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Voters Favor Boundary Changes

A new poll released last week shows that a majority of District residents support the new school boundary changes set to go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Frederick Hopes to Increase HU Graduation Rate

The path to the presidency of Howard University had been mapped out a long time ago for Wayne A.I. Frederick.

Howard Ranks Among Top HBCUs

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. And, for the eighth consecutive year, Howard University ranked second among the 69 ...

D.C. Mulls Ban on Racially-Based School Nicknames

A D.C. Council member introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit District schools from using racially based nicknames, joining the growing national debate fueled by city's storied pro football franchise.

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