The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday an initiative to stop the spike of prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdoses and dependence.
Jared Dyer, a Frederick Douglass High School senior with a 4.12 grade point average, has been named Scholar of the Week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chioma Ike, a senior at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, lists among the latest students honored as a Scholar of the Week.
Students ages 15 to 19 are encouraged to apply for the county's Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program, which provides an opportunity for them to participate in career development, life skills training and summer employment opportunities.
About 60 of the District's public high school students joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Arne Sorenson, CEO and president of Marriott International, on Feb. 19 for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Marriott International headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
Grade-eligible high school students can now apply for enrollment in the Career Academy Program.
Several schools will continue the celebration of African-American history this month by highlighting the contributions of blacks who've played defining roles in shaping the nation.
Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin on Monday sharply criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget cuts, saying the short-sighted reductions come at the expense of the state's middle class.
Nominations are being accepted for the Prince George's County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" award.
Ariel Wright, a 7th-grader at St. Columba Catholic School in Oxon Hill, received her fourth first-place award as a participant in area science fairs.
Academics Equates to Dollars for Friendship Collegiate Academy Youth
Friendship's Dimani Jones is among six students from the D.C. region to receive an OSSE scholarship, an award that's provided to high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need for attendance in selective summer college programs.
"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.
Hundreds of District area residents participated Monday in the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade in commemoration of the slain civil rights leader.
“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.
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.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, making her first national appearance Sunday since being inaugurated two days earlier, told NBC's Chuck Todd the city has come a long way in improving schools, reducing crime and keeping atop its budget.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined members of his administration, community leaders and residents to celebrate the opening of the new Barry Farm indoor aquatic center in Ward 8. The official ribbon cutting, held Saturday, Dec. 13, drew dozens of area residents who have long-awaited the amenity to their Barry Farm neighborhood.
Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”
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.
A crowd packed the sanctuary at a D.C. church in a late-evening Sunday service to honor the late Marion Barry and his revered youth-leadership program, culminating four days of citywide memorial celebrations for the "Mayor for life."
More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final respects to Marion Barry, the Ward 8 Council member and former four-term mayor who was remembered as giving a voice to the voiceless and helping to make the District the world-class city it has become.
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 when applying to a charter school.
Marion Barry Remembered During Inauguration Ceremony
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the nine-member County Council were inaugurated Monday on the Promenade at the county's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, with the executive promising "zeal" and "optimism" from his administration.
When it comes to success with small businesses, Areta Prince, owner of two popular clothing and jewelry boutiques in Prince George's County, counts among one of the most savvy of entrepreneurs.
The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.
A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday — a decision local and national law enforcement officials fear could spark a racial powder keg festering in the months since the incident.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.
Families and individuals accustomed to battling hunger in Prince George's County could have an easier time accessing food, following an announcement last week by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker that involves the Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor.
Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has been named "2014 Educator of the Year" by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.
The Prince George's County Council approved two tax measures related to the Genesis Power Keys Energy Center project in Brandywine that will ultimately generate more than $43 million in revenue for the county.
Strep throat, a common type of sore throat in children, has also become prevalent among adults.
Avery Coffey, a Banneker High School student who garnered national attention after being admitted to five Ivy League universities, enrolled at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study economics.
Every day, people in the African-American community consider questions about cancer, whether in relation to their own fight with the disease or a family member, friend or co-worker's. The National Cancer Institute can help them get answers over the telephone at no cost.
Shorter days and cooler evenings means fall has officially arrived, and it's that time of year when health care professionals start seeing people who have contracted the flu.
According to the D.C. Board of Elections, more than 130,000 people are expected cast votes at 143 precincts across the city before the polls close at 8 p.m.
Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.
Troubled Complex Razed to Make Way for 'Mixed-Income Housing'
After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.
Officials for a California-based network of elementary charter schools will face the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board for a second time on Nov. 3 to find out if they can proceed with plans to operate a new school in Southeast Washington.
An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Oxon Hill High School on Oct. 23 where she helped celebrate healthy and tasty meals offered daily by the food staff.
Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, officials from the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, and officials from the schools' Culture Keepers program recently attended the official unveiling of the mural "Walking With Purpose."
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined several city officials Monday for the grand opening of the Youth Reengagement Center, an initiative of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to help high school dropouts get their diplomas.
The Florida Courier declined to back former Gov. Charlie Crist's bid to retake the office from Republican Rick Scott, citing poor strategizing and broken promises to the black community by Crist and the Democratic party.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said plans by Time Warner Cable for significant layoffs will have a huge effect on diversity at CNN, Time Warner's flagship news organization.
Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food.
Shani Watson, who lost her ability to walk after being involved in a car crash 10 years ago, not only wears the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2014, but works to encourage others with disabilities.