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DCPS Reaches Agreements with Unions

Roughly 2,400 D.C. public schools employees can expect to receive a salary increase as the result of new agreements reached with three local union partners.

Board Approves Recommendation for CMIT Academy

The Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation to allow a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, despite parental objections.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Recognition

Jamal Taylor, a senior at Ballou STAY High School in Southeast, got a standing ovation during the recent "District of Columbia Public Schools Night" at Nationals Park in Southeast.

P.G. County Briefs: Reading Challenge

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon recently made a surprise visit to Overlook Elementary School in Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, where he congratulated students on placing third in the "Redskins Read Book Challenge."

Bowser to Retain Henderson as Schools Chancellor

D.C. public schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will retain her post if Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser wins in November.

Morant Tabbed as Dean at GW Law School

Blake D. Morant has been selected as the George Washington University's next dean of law, the university announced Monday.

Parents Protest PTSA President's Ouster

A group of disgruntled parents converged on the front steps of a Northeast high school last week to protest proposed boundary changes, school closures and attempts by administrators to abolish parent associations.

D.C. Reports Decline in Childhood Obesity, School Violence

D.C.'s children are making improvements in changing dangerous and unhealthy behaviors and curbing school violence, a biennial survey shows.

P.G. County Briefs: Maxwell Completes School Tours

Kevin Maxwell, schools CEO, has made good on a promise to visit all 205 of the county’s schools.

Ballou Student Accepts Prestigious Peabody Award

There used to be a time when Rufus McDowney couldn't have cared less about school.

EDUCATION BRIEFS: Third Annual New Heights Summit

The District Department of Human Services and the Student Support Center, in conjunction with the school system, invite the public to attend a summit on Wednesday, June 25 at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in Northwest.

D.C. Parents of Black, Latino Students to Hold Protest

Parents of African-American and Latino students in D.C. public schools will hold a demonstration Monday evening in protest of what they say is the systematic denial of their participation in education-related matters, particularly the mandated closings of 15 schools in ...

EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS to Participate in Capital Pride Parade

Teachers, staff, students, families, and friends of District of Columbia Public Schools are welcome to walk on Saturday, June 7 in the Capital Pride Parade in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.

P.G. County Briefs: Clinton Senior Named Scholar of the Week

Rachel Toler, a graduating senior at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland, takes home bragging rights since she’s being honored as Scholar of the Week.

Film, Discussion Examines College Access

Today, a college education has become a necessity in an ever increasing information-based society. However, students from working-class families often find it difficult to navigate the complex application process and secure scholarships that make college a possibility.