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D.C. Elementary School Teacher Surprised with Award, $25K Check

Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.

Prince George's County Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to School Suspensions

A proposed pilot program for the Prince George's County public schools system could lead to community service assignments rather than suspensions or expulsions among high school students who find themselves in trouble.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Presents Proposed Budget

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell recently presented his recommendations for the district's fiscal 2016 proposed annual operating budget to the Board of Education.

Wilson High School Principal Resigns

The principal of Wilson Senior High School in Northwest D.C. has stepped down in the wake of plans that called for his termination at the end of the school year.

Potomac Prep in Northeast Allowed to Remain Open

The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted Dec. 15 to allow a once-troubled Northeast Washington charter school to remain open after staff, parents and students lobbied for a chance to make it work under its new administration.

CHAVOUS: An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

Those of us who are vested with some measure of authority or influence need to take an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing the educational shortfalls within our community.

D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

Howard U., Monumental Sports Forge Partnership

Howard University has entered a partnership with Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment that will offer group-sales discounts to students, staff and alumni for Capitals, Wizards and Mystics games.

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

Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS Remembers Marion Barry

On behalf of the city's public schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement in honor of Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and four-term District mayor who died Nov. 23 at 78.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Denies Charter School's Request

Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a request by a charter school with ties to the University of Maryland to allow the children of College Park, Maryland, residents employed by the University of Maryland to be provided special consideration ...

Northeast Washington Charter School Staff, Parents Brace for Fight

The principal, staff, parents and students of Potomac Preparatory Charter School in Northeast have a message for the D.C. Public Charter School Board: Please do not close this school.

Youth Display Knowledge of Robotics

The regional qualifying tournament for the FIRST LEGO League was held at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Lottery Open House

The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.

Comcast Grant to Decrease Digital Divide for D.C. Youth

Thanks to a generous grant, children in the Greater Washington Area will develop a more enhanced knowledge of the digital world and potentially increase their passion for technology.