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Educational Summit Targets Southeast Youth

The Delta Sigma Theta, Washington, D.C., Alumnae Chapter held its third annual STEM Youth Summit at Rise Demonstration Center in Southeast on March 28.

Malveaux Among 3 Finalists for UDC President

Julianne Malveaux, president emerita at Bennett College in North Carolina, is among three finalists for president of the University of the District of Columbia.

Internal Emails, Documents Between D.C. Mayor, Schools Chief on Closings Revealed

A local grassroots group that has vigorously fought against several controversial school closings in D.C. released Monday thousands of closure-related documents that detail behind-the-scenes strategizing by schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, former Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city officials.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Jared Dyer, a Frederick Douglass High School senior with a 4.12 grade point average, has been named Scholar of the Week.

Bowser Launches $9.5M Network to Improve Early-Learning Services

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined schools Superintendent Hanseul Kang and Deputy Mayor for Education Jennie Niles on Monday to officially launch the city's $9.5 million Early Learning Quality Improvement Network, which aims to provide high-quality early learning education and health ...

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Praises Budget Proposal

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has commended County Executive Rushern Baker’s budget proposal, saying he’s grateful for Baker’s bold commitment to public education.

Producer Pitches Quiz Show for Youth

And to test the knowledge of middle school students, one local producer hopes to bring a television show to the District that will showcase the intellect of urban youth while also illustrating their interest in science.

D.C. Schools System to Hire 200 Staffers

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson revealed this week the details of the school system's budget for next school year, following a rigorous process that solicited public input.

D.C., Howard U. Announce Tech Partnership

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick earlier this week in announcing a partnership to establish the District's first Technology and Innovation Hub, which will expand the city's growing technology and innovation ecosystem.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Thomas Playground Lauded

The Harry Thomas Sr. playground, named for the late three-term Ward 5 D.C. Council member, has been ranked second among the 50 Best Playgrounds in America by the Early Childhood Education Zone.

Frederick Takes Reins of Howard University

During a morning ceremony where the Howard University Board of Trustees officially installed Wayne A.I. Frederick as Howard University's 17th president, he used his inaugural address to articulate his vision for an institution in the midst of change.

Howard U. to Pay Students for Graduating On Time

Good news for Howard University students: School officials at the university will launch a program next year that will allow the school to cover 50 percent of a student's final semester if they graduate early or on time.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Chioma Ike, a senior at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, lists among the latest students honored as a Scholar of the Week.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Power Lunch Program at Savoy

Students and staff at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast celebrated their "Power Lunch" program on Feb. 24, describing the event, which falls under guidance of "Everybody Wins! DC," a huge success.

Decisions, Decisions: Weather Forces School Delays, Closures

Snowstorms and extreme cold can create a situation that makes it unsafe for students, parents and staff to travel to and from school.