D.C. Spelling Champ Bows Out Gracefully

Julia Weinrod, a fifth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary in Northwest, advanced to the third round at the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Deerfield Run's Outstanding Teacher

Takisha Webb, a fourth-grade science teacher at Deerfield Run Elementary School in Laurel, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher Award.

Bowser, D.C. Launch Summer Reading Program

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Washington Nationals broadcaster Ray Knight on Tuesday in kicking off the DC Public Library's summer reading program at the Northwest One Library.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Strawberries and Salad Greens

Mayor Muriel Bowser visited students on May 20 at Burroughs Education Campus in Northeast to taste-test strawberries and salad greens as part of D.C.'s effort to provide healthier options to students.

D.C. Youth Goes for the Gold in National Spelling Bee

Julia Weinrod, a fifth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary School in Northwest, hopes to be the first Washingtonian to win the National Spelling Bee on May 28 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Students Graduate from PGCC 'Middle College'

Prince George's Community College recently reached a major milestone, having announced its first-ever "Middle College" graduation involving the Academy of Health Sciences.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Seeks More Charter School Funding

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested the city council make changes to the proposed fiscal 2015 budget and 2016 budget to accommodate a funding increase to the city's public charter schools.

D.C. Announces 3-Year Contracts for Top Principals

D.C. Public Schools officials announced Thursday that they will begin offering three-year appointments to principals who've demonstrated exceptional ability based on its "School Leader IMPACT" evaluation system.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: New Career Academies

Chancellor Kaya Henderson, along with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Cathy Lanier, and a group of private sector partners, recently united to announce two new "career academies" for the city’s public high school students.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Education Funding Cut

Gov. Larry Hogan announced recently that he won't restore $68 million in education funds in accordance with his fiscal 2016 budget.

D.C. Charter Board Approves 3 New Schools

The DC Public Charter School Board approved three new schools Monday, with each tentatively scheduled to open next year.

GOP Congressman Presses to Keep D.C. School Vouchers; Norton Pushes Back

A top House Republican pressed Thursday for the continuation of a school voucher program in D.C., citing participating students' academic success.

Local Students to Compete in Annual Electric-Vehicle Grand Prix

Area high school students will compete this weekend in the third annual Washington DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix at the RFK Stadium Fairgrounds in southeast D.C.

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: College Is Next Step for More Graduating Seniors

With graduation rates having significantly increased, more students have announced they'll be heading off to college this fall.

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

Tania Henry, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named the county's Scholar of the Week.