Lara Thompson to lead UDC's Biomedical Engineering Studies Program

Officials at the University of the District of Columbia have appointed Lara A. Thompson, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, to lead the school's recently created Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program.

DCPS Initiative Aims to Help Black, Latino Males

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced this week the launch of a new $20 million initiative that focuses on improving the educational outcomes for black and Latino male students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Evening High School Registration

Evening High School classes provide students with an alternative to traditional day schools, while enabling others to earn a Maryland High School Diploma by attending school late in the day or studying online.

Parents, Officials Discuss Lead in Water

Parents of students at Ardmore Elementary School in Springdale attended a PTA meeting recently to find out what Prince George's County school officials are doing to address lead found in the school's water supply two months ago.

Veteran Educator Tapped to Lead Tech Prep Middle School in D.C.

Friendship Public Charter School has appointed Patrick Pope as principal of its new Technology Preparatory Middle School Academy in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, according to a statement from FPCS.

Bowie State, HBCUs to Receive $25M Federal Grant for Cybersecurity

Vice President Joseph R. Biden joined Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and White House Science Adviser John Holdren Thursday at Norfolk State University in Virginia to announce a $25 million grant in support of cybersecurity education.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Free Software for Students

School officials announced during a recent gathering at High Point High School in Beltsville that the county's students are among the state's 870,000 public school students who will get free Microsoft Office 365 software as part of a new state ...

D.C.'s Top Educators, Leaders Honored

To honor the top instructors and leaders in D.C, one program returned for the fifth year for a celebration paying tribute to some of the best teachers and principals in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Kaya Henderson: Students, Not Economic Future, Should be Schools' Top Priority

Although D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson credits a solid public education with her achieving the American dream — a well-paying job, her own home and car — she isn't sure the nation's public schools systems are equipped to provide ...

D.C. Elementary School Teacher Surprised with Award, $25K Check

Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.

Prince George's County Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to School Suspensions

A proposed pilot program for the Prince George's County public schools system could lead to community service assignments rather than suspensions or expulsions among high school students who find themselves in trouble.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Presents Proposed Budget

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell recently presented his recommendations for the district's fiscal 2016 proposed annual operating budget to the Board of Education.

Wilson High School Principal Resigns

The principal of Wilson Senior High School in Northwest D.C. has stepped down in the wake of plans that called for his termination at the end of the school year.

Potomac Prep in Northeast Allowed to Remain Open

The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted Dec. 15 to allow a once-troubled Northeast Washington charter school to remain open after staff, parents and students lobbied for a chance to make it work under its new administration.

CHAVOUS: An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.