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Eatonville Group: Saving a Black Legacy

In a small town just 6 miles north of Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, a group of four black men has united in a fierce struggle to hold on to their history and legacy as the first incorporated African-American settlement community in the United States.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: 'New Heights' Engages Expectant Students

Tray Chaney of "The Wire" and Wanda Pratt, mother of NBA star Kevin Durant, recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson for the 4th annual "New Heights Summit," an initiative that promotes the collaborative efforts of city agencies in support of expectant and parenting students focused on completing their high school education.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Site of International School

Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg will be the site for one of two new International High Schools, slated to open in the 2015-16 school year.

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Services Held for Two Victims of Charleston Shooting

Funeral services for two victims of the shooting massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were held at the church nearly two weeks after the deadly rampage.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: More Super Students

More than 100 top graduating students recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the Verizon Center's Acela Club to formally announce their future plans and celebrate their achievements.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Four-Day Work Schedule

Prince George’s County Public Schools will begin its four-day workweek schedule on Monday, June 22 and end the week of Aug. 7.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: A New Day for Lafayette Elementary

School officials recently celebrated the modernization project for Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest, which will allow the enrollment of 105 more students once completed.

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Annual Cookout Celebrates Fathers

The "J-Raz Father's Day Cookout," a free event that celebrates fathers in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore City areas, takes place Sunday at Roseryville State Park in Upper Marlboro.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Graduate Spotlight

Several stellar students are being featured in DCPS's "Graduate Spotlight" to share who they are, what they plan to do next, and what makes the Class of 2015 shine.

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