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Dorothy Rowley

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MGM, PGCC Launch Training Program for Casino Resort

MGM National Harbor is partnering with Prince George's Community College for a new workforce training program that will provide potential employees with the skills needed to apply for nearly 1,000 jobs in the forthcoming resort's casino table games department.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: High-Performing Charter Schools In Demand

Nearly 9,000 individual students are on waitlists to attend one or more public charter schools in the 2016-17 school year.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Fighting Multiple Sclerosis

Staff, students, family and friends of Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro recently teamed with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for participation in the MS Walk 2016.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: School Calendar Adjustments Made

School officials have provided an update on adjustments made to the 2015-16 calendar due to snow day closures in the winter.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: PGCPS Community Meetings

School officials invite students, families, and community members to attend one of three community meetings to learn more about the fiscal 2017 Educational Facilities Master Plan.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Charter Schools Face Growing Demand

Demand for a public charter school education continues to grow as evidenced by the wait list analysis released Monday by the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Pi Day

Students at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie recently celebrated "Pi Day" with a pi recital and pie-eating contest.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Google Contest Winner

Congratulations to Akilah Johnson, winner of this year’s Google-sponsored “Doodle 4 Google” competition.

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Power Up Summit to Offer Insight, Resources for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Power Up DC 2016 summit early next month at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in northwest D.C. will provide entrepreneurs insight and resources for obtaining adequate funding, as well the opportunity to engage in a variety of business-focused workshops aimed at affecting their bottom line.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Students 'Show Out' for STEM Fair Showcase

Hundreds of D.C. students in grades 6-12 came out March 19 in support of the "Showcase Innovation, Ingenuity at 2016 DC STEM Fair."

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'Cruciferous' a Breeze for Prince George's County Spelling Bee Champ

Ayyub Abdulrezak, a student at Kenmoor Middle School in Bowie, emerged victorious Friday at the 2016 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Spotlight

Anyiah is a fourth-grade student at Turner Elementary School and a participant in the school's partnership with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student Athletes

Savion Davis from Drew Elementary School in Northeast lists among DCPS' Athletes of the Week program.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Principal of the Year in Spotlight

Seaton Elementary School Principal Kim Jackson, who was honored in December as D.C.'s 2015 Principal of the Year, was recently profiled by online education-focused news site The Seventy Four.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: PARCC Night

School officials are hosting district-wide Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Nights to help connect parents and students with resources to prepare for the tests and gain knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.

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Poetry 'Read-In' Promotes Black History, Literacy

In honor of Black History Month, an audience of about 50 people braved the cold temperatures Saturday in a trek to the GapBuster Learning Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, for an evening of prose and rhymes featuring the works of famous Black poets.

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Retired D.C. Educator's Book Emphasizes Miracles of Christ

Retired D.C. Public Schools educator Christine Davis Easterling said her new book, "Divine, Miraculous, Magnificent," emphasizes the importance of Christ's miracles in both his lifetime and people of the modern world.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Enrollment Deadline

March 1 marks the deadline to enroll students in grades in PK3-8.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: 'Signing Day' at Friendship

Signing Day at Friendship's Collegiate Academy in Ward 7 included 13 student-athlete scholars who signed.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: School Board Member Elected to Education Council

Prince George's County school board member Verjeana Jacobs has been elected as vice chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: IMPACT and Student Achievement

As a result of IMPACT, the teacher evaluation method used in D.C. Public Schools system, student achievement has improved, according to a recently-released study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

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Minority Students Lag in On-Time Graduation Rates: Report

Several states are graduating less than 70 percent of their African-American and Hispanic/Latino students, even as the nation's overall on-time high school graduation rate reaches a record-high, according to a report this week from the D.C.-based GradNation campaign.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: My School DC Enrollment Deadlines

My School DC is the common application and common lottery for the District's public school options.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Summer Youth Employment

The Prince George's County School System has partnered with several county agencies to promote summer youth employment for residents between the ages of 15-19.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Charter School Lottery Opens

Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 charter school lottery.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Adopt-A-School Program

School officials are celebrating an addition to DCPS partnerships this year called the "Adopt-a-School" program.

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'Motown: The Musical' Well Worth Ticket Cost

More than 50 years ago, when Motown chief Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his reluctant family to jump-start his music-making kingdom in a two-story house in the heart of Detroit, little did the trailblazing visionary know that he was on trek toward a multimillion-dollar enterprise that would endear an ongoing generational fan base.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Author and Poet Nikki Grimes Visits Campuses

Award-winning author and poet Nikki Grimes recently visited all three Capitol Hill Cluster campuses, sharing both her poems and her passion for writing poetry and reading as a young girl.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: EdFest Success

More than 200 traditional public schools and public charter schools and thousands of families from all eight wards gathered Dec. 12 at the D.C. Armory in Southeast for EdFEST 2015 to kick off the "My School DC Common Lottery."

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Program Additions for 2016

Several of the city's public schools have exciting new changes coming during the 2016 school year that were discussed at this weekend's EdFEST, held at the D.C. Amory in Southeast.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: State of the Schools

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, joined by the county Board of Education, will give the State of the School System address Thursday at Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Makes Surprise Visits to Award Winners

School administrators surprised some of this year's Standing Ovation Award recipients with a recent visit to their schools by Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Potomac High Senior Named Scholar of the Week

Cyrano Battiste, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named Scholar of the Week.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Gives Thanks for DCPS Success

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement during Thanksgiving break expressing her gratitude for all who have helped make her tenure a success.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Volleyball Standout at McKinley Eyes Next Level

Erica Jones, a senior at McKinley Technology High School in Northeast, has been on the varsity volleyball team all four years of high school, an accomplishment she attributes to the "very rare" overhead serve she displayed in middle school.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Teacher Recruitment Fair

Prince George's County Public Schools will host a Teacher Recruitment​​ Fair next month in search of top educators from across the nation.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Kudos Keep Coming for Henderson on Anniversary

District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson continues to receive accolades in the wake of her fifth anniversary at the helm.

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African Media Speaker: Journalism is 'Good Barometer of Society'

The 7th annual African Media Leaders Forum, which brought together media industry professionals to discuss how digital technology and other relevant strategies are transforming Africa's media landscape, ended Friday in Johannesburg, having included a two-day training workshop on "Resilience Reporting," exhibitions, and the much-awaited "Zimeo Gala Awards Night."

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Celebrates 5 Years at Helm

Members of the community are invited to join DCPS faculty, staff, students and parents in wishing Chancellor Kaya Henderson the best as she celebrates her fifth year as chief administrator.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: PARCC Test Results

School officials recently received the high school test results (regarding Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 10) for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, administered for the first time in the spring.

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South Carolina Officer Who Threw Girl across Classroom Fired

The South Carolina police officer seen in an Internet video yanking a girl from her classroom seat has been fired.

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Women’s Leadership Forum Tackles the Issues

Repressed voting tactics, economic greed, huge numbers of Black children living in poverty and the deferred dreams of women.

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KIPP Prep Principal Gets $25,000 Milken Award

Jessica Cunningham, principal at KIPP D.C. College Preparatory College in Northeast D.C., is the first educator this year to be awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Focus on Joyful Rigor

With so many new programs and initiatives already effectively at work, the current school year also marks the launch of "Cornerstones," an initiative that builds upon the DCPS college- and career-ready curriculum to ensure that every student has shared learning experiences.

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Informer Takes Over Prince George's County Spelling Bee

The Washington Informer newspaper has stepped up to the plate to carry on the annual spelling bee in Prince George's County.

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Massive Crowd Returns for Anniversary of March

Twenty years after the Nation of Islam-sponsored Million March Man, which attracted more than 800,000 Black males and their supporters from all walks of life, an anniversary march showcasing a massive sea of humanity was held Saturday in the nation's capital to demand social justice – such as policing reforms – and change in the Black community.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ready to Lead Program

On Tuesday, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Ready to Lead program.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Ballou High School Homecoming

Ballou at Spingarn High School in Northeast, 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: AP Courses

This year each of the District's public high schools will have a minimum of six Advanced Placement courses.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Hispanic Heritage Month

Officials for Prince George's County Public Schools take pride in celebrating events that showcase the history of Latinos while also honoring their contributions to America.

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