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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Two New Academies Announced

Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier this past spring to announce the opening of two new career academies — one of which will be ready for students when they return to school ...

D.C. Board of Education Launches Task Force to Ease High School Credit Restrictions

The D.C. State Board of Education announced Thursday it has created a task force to help make the high school credit system less rigid for students.

Morgan State U. Program Gives STEM Opportunities to Minority Students

Morgan State University's Minority Male Makers Program will introduce young black men to opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Howard University Makes List of 10 Best HBCUs

Howard University ranks among the nation's 10 best historically black colleges and universities, according to a new report from an independent online publication.

George Washington U. Won't Require SAT, ACT Scores

George Washington University announced Monday it would no longer require its applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, one of the nation's first major schools to make the tests optional.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Free Meals All Summer

Free breakfast and lunch are available during the remaining weeks of summer to all District children and youth up to age 18.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immersion School Renamed for Maya Angelou

The names of two French immersion programs in Temple Hills have been changed in honor of a poet and an educator.

School Renovation Continues

A little known fact within the multitude of benefits the community will reap from the $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino Resort project – the company will pour more than $4 million into renovating the vacant Thomas Addison Elementary School ...

Nats' Strasburg Pitches Summer Reading to D.C. Youth

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg visited the Anacostia Library this weekend to read and interact with local youth as part of the D.C. Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading program.

Prince George's Council Earmarks MGM Casino Revenue for Schools, Libraries

Prince George's County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring half of gaming revenue from the upcoming MGM casino resort at the National Harbor be allocated for public education.

Alpha Leadership Program: Changing Young Men's Lives

For the past five years, officials of the District of Columbia College Access Program have been upsetting the educational status quo in a distinctive program called the Alpha Leadership Program.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

D.C. AG Lauds Court Ruling Against Conference Promoter

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine championed Tuesday a Superior Court judge's decision prohibiting a Florida-based conference promoter from operating in the city until his company is properly registered and has paid the District fees and penalties to be determined ...

Sojourner-Douglass College Loses Accreditation, Removes Website

Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore has officially removed its website from the Internet after being informed this spring by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that it would lose accreditation as of June 30.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Site of International School

Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg will be the site for one of two new International High Schools, slated to open in the 2015-16 school year.