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.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: New School Year Begins

Nearly 129,000 students began classes Tuesday in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, marking the first day of the 2016-17 academic year.

Teachers' Union Critical of Schools Chancellor Search

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month the creation of a leadership committee to assist in the search to replace outgoing schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but one member said there hasn't been any progress.

Students in DMV Head Back to School

Roughly 130,000 students returned Tuesday for the first of day school in Prince George's County, which has the second-biggest public schools system in the state and one of the 25 largest in the nation.

D.C. Opens 1st All-Boys High School

Reading, writing and arithmetic wasn't all that was on the agenda for Absalom Bolling on the first day of school Monday.

D.C. Residents Rally Against Wal-Mart, Privatization of Charter Schools

The Washington Teachers' Union recently held a press conference in protest of Wal-Mart and the founding Walton family for their financial support of the privatization of D.C. charter schools and their monetary neglect of the city's public schools.

PGCPS Makes Family Engagement Top Priority

Prince George's County Public Schools is focusing on family in a big way this year.

The Gap: Ingenuity Needed to Help Struggling Students Succeed

In the field of education, particularly as it relates to best practices that impact the growth of children, one of the most-discussed and often controversial topics has long been "methods to reduce the achievement gap."

Young Adult Learning Center

The Maya Angelou Young Adult Learning Center provides academic and workforce development to older youth/young adults, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school credential, and particularly those transitioning from incarceration.

Closing the Achievement Gap in D.C. Schools

As D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson prepares to exit in October, there remain obvious achievement gaps between white and African-American and wealthy and poor students.

A New Direction for School Reform in the District of Columbia

The school chancellor's approach to extended learning is well-intended but shortsighted. Just doing more of the same is not going to work.

Simple Ideas to Inspire Your Tween Reader

Reading is a gateway to other places, time periods, or even worlds. It's also the springboard to success in school and beyond.

WTU: New Chancellor to Shape How Schools Are Run, Children Are Educated

In the upcoming weeks and months, teachers, parents, students and other education stakeholders here in D.C. will have an opportunity to participate in a process that will result in the selection of a new Chancellor for the District of Columbia ...

Families Tapping More Scholarships, Grants to Pay for College

Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to "How America Pays for College 2016," the national study from Sallie ...