D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Focus on Joyful Rigor

With so many new programs and initiatives already effectively at work, the current school year also marks the launch of "Cornerstones," an initiative that builds upon the DCPS college- and career-ready curriculum to ensure that every student has shared learning ...

Prince George's County to Begin Saturday Classes for Students

The Prince George's County public schools system has launched a new program for classes on Saturdays, part of an effort to give students an edge in core subjects and improve test scores.

Informer Takes Over Prince George's County Spelling Bee

The Washington Informer newspaper has stepped up to the plate to carry on the annual spelling bee in Prince George's County.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Ballou High School Homecoming

Ballou at Spingarn High School in Northeast, 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ready to Lead Program

On Tuesday, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Ready to Lead program.


This year each of the District's public high schools will have a minimum of six Advanced Placement courses.

HU, Morgan State Receive Scholarship Donation From Coors Light

Coors Light, a longtime sponsor of the HBCU Classics football series, presented Howard and Morgan State universities with scholarship donations Saturday after the two schools faced off in the 18th annual Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Hispanic Heritage Month

Officials for Prince George's County Public Schools take pride in celebrating events that showcase the history of Latinos while also honoring their contributions to America.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: New Student BOE Member

Members of the Prince George's Regional Association of Student Governments, representing more than 30 of the county's public secondary schools, have elected Ava Perry as the 2015-16 Student Member of the Board of Education.


SAT School Day will be observed on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at each of the city’s public high schools.

A Letter Dedicated to My Guardianship Angel

I never envisioned that my life would be so clear, until I met my "guardianship angel."

Prince George's County Education Briefs: New Athletic Facilities, Playgrounds

Thanks to the school system's Capital Improvement Program, students at 10 high schools are seeing several improvements this fall regarding athletics programs and provisions.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Conversation with News4 Anchor Jim Vance

News4 Anchor Jim Vance will visit Dunbar Senior High School in Northwest on Sept. 30.

Students Protest Treatment by Howard University

Dozens of disgruntled Howard University students piled into the Mordecai Johnson Administration Building Friday to protest what they said was poor customer service and repeated failures in the financial aid office, campus housing and other student services.

Education in D.C. is Moving Forward

Children in our city have just started back to school, and it’s time to celebrate the significant strides forward we’ve made in recent years. Let’s say it clearly: Education in the District of Columbia is improving, and there remains much ...