With the addition of the District's latest Community of Hope facility conveniently located in their backyards, health care for many of the area's disadvantaged residents will be both more accessible and affordable.
More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.
To prepare for her first trip later this month to China, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., where she sought advice from a group of 6th-graders who traveled there last year.
It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend that redrawing boundaries and feeder patterns are necessary and long overdue.
D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.
Vigils and rallies in memory of Trayvon Martin are being held in cities and communities nationwide on Wednesday, which marks two years since the teen was slain.
D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a new student-satisfaction award.
The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.
A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.
In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version of the popular musical drama, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," starring Thomasina Petrus.