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.

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."