Prince George's County Schools CFO, Wife Resign Amid Fraud Charges

The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools and his wife, who worked for the schools as an internal auditor, have resigned in the wake of insurance fraud charges.

Outcry for Largo Principal's Ouster Grows Louder

The president of the Prince George's County branch of the NAACP has joined forces with a county council member in a demand for the ouster of the principal at Largo High School.

P.G. County Schools Budget Officer Suspended Amid Fraud Claims

The top budget officer for Prince George's County public schools has been placed on administrative leave amid claims of insurance fraud by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

School Closings Draw Fire in D.C., Nationwide

It's a scenario that’s being played out year after year across the nation: the shuttering of traditional public schools in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, leading to the displacement of students who are subsequently forced to attend classes outside of ...

HBCUs Pull Out All Stops to Survive

Historically black colleges and universities, which once held the lion's share of blacks seeking higher education in the U.S., have recently fallen on hard times. But two university presidents, along with their students, faculty, alumni and parents, have drawn a ...

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Clarifies Truancy Policy

Chancellor Kaya Henderson recently provided clarifications regarding truancy, explaining that laws regarding the matter are explicit to ensure consistent in-seat attendance in school and to provide a safety net for students not attending school and who might be in harm's ...

P.G. County Education Briefs: Publicity Release Forms

Throughout the school year, the Board of Education and schools within the county system will conduct activities that could publicize events via local or national news media.

P.G. County Extends Deadline for School Immunizations

Officials for Prince George's County Public Schools will seek a 45-day extension of the deadline for students to fulfill new state immunization requirements.

D.C. Teachers' Union Head Blasts Gray, Henderson

Washington Teachers' Union president Elizabeth Davis recently took time to talk with The Informer about Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Mayor Vincent Gray and city schools performance — and she didn't hold back.

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.