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P.G. County Education Briefs: Free and Reduced Meals

School officials are encouraging families to apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2014-15 school year, which are available to students based on household size and income.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Back-to-School Week

Students and staff members had an exceptional first week back to school.

More Schools Embrace Extended Day

Last year, nine schools participated in the extended-day program, an outgrowth of the $10 million "Proving What's Possible" initiative launched in 2012 to help improve test scores, enrollment and graduation rates among District of Columbia Public Schools students.

D.C. Makes Gains in Truancy Reduction, Study Shows

A study on truancy released Tuesday — coinciding with results from a year-old anti-truancy program at District's public schools — shows that nearly four out of five District families who participated in voluntary truancy-prevention programs saw an increase in school ...

Foundation to Donate 700 School Backpacks

Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies left over from a D.C. community giveaway event last month will be delivered to select public schools.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Immunizations Update

Students have 20 calendar days from the start of the 2014-15 school year — which started on Tuesday, Aug. 26 — to present medical verification of receiving the required vaccinations.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Boundary Changes Approved

Mayor Vincent C. Gray gave the thumbs-up on Aug. 21 to forge ahead with final recommendations from the advisory committee regarding school boundary changes.

City Officials Tackle Absenteeism, Truancy

More than a year after a meeting at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast where city leaders, parents and community activists struggled to come to terms with the schools' burgeoning student absenteeism and truancy rates, little progress has been made ...

Bowie Students' Documentary Tackles Parents' Drug Abuse

A screening of "X: Children of the Lost Generation," a documentary produced by Bowie State University students about the familial impact of drug addiction, will be screened next month at a church in Northwest D.C.

P.G. County Education Briefs: New, Expanded Programs in 2014-15

As Kevin Maxwell enters his second year as the schools' chief executive officer, more than 800 new teachers and 30 new principals have also joined faculties at the county's 208 schools.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Boundary Changes Approved

Mayor Vincent Gray recently approved a task force's final recommendations to make changes to outdated school boundary lines in the District.

Back to School: Mix of Excitement, Anticipation

Like Edward Heff, a senior at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School in Northeast, Maisha Riddlesprigger, principal at Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast, could hardly contain her excitement about returning to school on Monday.

UDC Adjuncts Vote to Form Union

Adjunct faculty members at the University of the District of Columbia voted to form a union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), becoming the latest university in the city to do so.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Henderson on Board with Boundary Changes

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said she's on board with the changes to the school boundary lines set for next year, despite contentions from the two top mayoral candidates that movement on the issue has been too swift.

P.G. County Students Return to School

Prince George's County Public Schools welcomed back more than 126,000 students Tuesday for the start of the 2014-15 school year.