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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: More Families Choosing DCPS

More families in the District have been participating in and receiving matches to its public schools as a result of the citywide "My School DC lottery."

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Annual 'Family Day' at Zoo Yields Huge Turnout

Hundreds of D.C. children, their parents and visitors from across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring weather on Monday, making their way to the National Zoo in Northwest for the traditional Easter Monday celebration known as "African-American Family Day."

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Students Win at County Science Fair

The schools' Science Department recently hosted the 67th annual Prince George's Area Science Fair, where two students gained recognition as top award winners.

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HHS Initiative Tackles Opioid Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday an initiative to stop the spike of prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdoses and dependence.

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

Jared Dyer, a Frederick Douglass High School senior with a 4.12 grade point average, has been named Scholar of the Week.

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Exelon, Pepco Merger Moves Forward

Agreement Reached with Montgomery, Prince George's counties

Despite pushback last year from residents and community leaders opposed to the creation of a "monopoly power company" in the D.C. region, the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings recently moved forward on an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's counties regarding a merger proposal presented a year ago.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Praises Budget Proposal

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has commended County Executive Rushern Baker’s budget proposal, saying he’s grateful for Baker’s bold commitment to public education.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Thomas Playground Lauded

The Harry Thomas Sr. playground, named for the late three-term Ward 5 D.C. Council member, has been ranked second among the 50 Best Playgrounds in America by the Early Childhood Education Zone.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Power Lunch Program at Savoy

Students and staff at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast celebrated their "Power Lunch" program on Feb. 24, describing the event, which falls under guidance of "Everybody Wins! DC," a huge success.

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

Chioma Ike, a senior at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, lists among the latest students honored as a Scholar of the Week.

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