Youth Spelling Their Way to Success

Grammar and middle school students from across the District have been reading their dictionaries, practicing with flash cards and counting syllables on their fingers — all hoping to soon put a gold-plated trophy on their shelf and take home the ...

Rocketship DC Charter to Hold Open House

Officials for the new Rocketship DC public charter school have invited the public to a open house Tuesday to meet staffers and tour the Southeast facility.

D.C. Offers Help to Students Applying for Federal Loans, Grants

D.C.'s Office of the State Superintendent of Education has designated February as Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Month in the city.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Special Education Student Information

Dr. Nathaniel Beers, chief of Specialized Instruction, recently issued a statement regarding information for special education students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Program Applications

Grade-eligible high school students can now apply for enrollment in the Career Academy Program.

Sidwell Friends Students Win Regional Science Competition

A team of students from Sidwell Friends School in Northwest claimed victory over the weekend in the 2015 National Science Bowl's regional competition.

Board Postpones Deciding Fate of Dorothy Height Charter School

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has postponed a decision whether to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy in Northwest.

STEM Education Pushed For Minorities

Efforts have ramped up recently in the District and around the country to emphasize STEM education, a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Black History Month Celebrations

Several schools will continue the celebration of African-American history this month by highlighting the contributions of blacks who've played defining roles in shaping the nation.

New Schott Report Illustrates Growing Achievement Gap

While education serves as the best way to equalize an eons-old unleveled field, a newly released report illustrates that little traction has been made in reducing the achievement gap.

D.C. Charter School Leases Site at Soldiers' Home

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton joined Scott Pearson, executive director of the D.C. Public Charter School Board, and others Monday for a lease signing ceremony, marking a partnership between the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Creative Minds International Public Charter ...

Howard University Middle School Students Protest Teacher Firings

Students at a charter middle school on Howard University's campus are protesting last week's firings of three social studies teachers for allegedly attempting to teach more black history.

High School Playwrights All Grown Up

Four high school students are having their special stories on subjects ranging from suicide to mental illness to pop stars played out on the professional stage in plays guaranteed to make audiences cry, laugh and reflect.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: 'Teacher of the Year' Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Prince George's County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" award.

Masters Barry, 'Big G' Help Kick Off Writing Contest

Those Ballou Senior High School seniors who think they have the writing chops can find out if they’re as good as they think they are if they choose to submit a poem or an essay during Black History Month.