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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: EdFest 2016

EdFest, D.C.'s only citywide public school fair, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the D.C. Armory in Southeast.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Resident Teacher Program

As preparations are being made for the 2017-18 Resident Teacher Program, school officials will host a series of related information sessions.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Bowser Picks New Chancellor

Mayor Muriel Bowser has chosen Antwan Wilson to lead DC Public Schools as the system's next chancellor.

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

Fawziyah Alebiousu and Tyler Dent have been named Scholars of the Week.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Empowering Males of Color

"We help our brothers, we keep them cool, and we help them when they're feeling down or doing the wrong thing."

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Empowering Males of Color

Sixteen city public schools have received grants through President Barack Obama's 2014 Empowering Males of Color initiative, which has helped establish programs that male students can use to improve their academic skills and explore career interests.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Social Media Town Hall

School officials will host a social media town hall on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breast Cancer Support

Ketcham Elementary School staff recently dressed in pink in support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor Appointment Imminent

Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to name the new DCPS superintendent by Oct. 31.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: TV Show Helps with Homework

Prince George's County Public Schools' "Count on Us" is a two-hour call-in TV show that provides mathematical instruction to elementary and middle school students seeking homework help.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Public Charter Schools Improving

A newly-released citywide report shows public charter school quality continuing to rise.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Anti-Cyberbullying Film Contest

As part of a national effort to raise awareness of cyberbullying, AT&T has sponsored the first-ever Cyberbullying Film Invitational in New York City, featuring high school student filmmakers from across the country.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: 'Early Start' to Replace Head Start

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell announced in late September that while services will continue for all Head Start students, they will be funded and operated by PGCPS through the new "Early Start" program.

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ASALH Conference Provides Opportunities to Explore Black Culture, History

Even as remnants of Hurricane Matthew battered the East Coast, hundreds still converged on downtown Richmond this weekend for the 101st annual meeting and conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

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Clinton, Trump Gear Up for Round Two

On Sunday in St. Louis, the second of the three 2016 presidential debates will showcase two candidates with vastly different missions — one looking to bolster a growing lead and the other attempting to rebound from an erratic first debate amid yet another scandal.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor to Give State of DCPS Address

Interim schools Chancellor John Davis will give the "State of DC Public Schools" address on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Parkdale High Principal Mourned

The PGCPS community is mourning the sudden death this month of Parkdale High School principal Tanya Washington.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Henderson Officially Ends Tenure

Chancellor Kaya Henderson will officially step down on Friday, Sept. 30, after six years at the helm.

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Clinton Overwhelmingly Wins First Debate Against Trump: Poll

Donald Trump may have started strongly in the first 20 minutes or so of the first presidential debate Monday night, but by the end of the 90-plus-minute talkfest, Hillary Clinton was deemed the winner, one news network's poll found.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Leadership Program Participant

PGCPS instructional director Carletta Marrow has been selected by the American Association of School Administrators to participate in its inaugural "Aspiring Women Leaders" program.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Parent Curriculum Guides

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade specific Parent Guides.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: AP Courses, Exams, Earn College Credit

This year, more than 3,000 DCPS students have taken more than 5,000 Advanced Placement exams, which nearly doubles the number who took the college-level exams in 2010.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Bus Driver Fair

Prince George's County Public Schools will host a school bus driver fair on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Teen Who Wowed Pope to Sing at Richmond Convention

The 15-year-old Philadelphia boy whose angelic voice stunned the world during a September 2015 performance for Pope Francis will perform this month at a service for the African American Ministers Leadership Council's annual convention in downtown Richmond.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: TMA Students Outperform Peers on PARCC

Results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers show that Thurgood Marshall Academy is the best high school east of the river, and remains one of the top-performing high schools in the District of Columbia, according to D.C. charter school officials.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Schools CEO Addresses Head Start Fiasco

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell issued a statement Sept. 1 concerning the recent controversy surrounding the county's Head Start program.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Family Institute Launch

PGCPS has developed the Family Institute, which will launch Sept. 10 to enhance the capacity of families and other learning guardians in support of the academic achievement of students.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Free Meals for Students

The DCPS Eats! Program ensures that students receive nutritious meals while at school.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: New School Year Begins

Nearly 129,000 students began classes Tuesday in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, marking the first day of the 2016-17 academic year.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Welcome Back

Many DCPS students were welcomed back to school this week by Chancellor Kaya Henderson and advised of several services available to them.

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DCPS Gears Up for 2016-17 School Year

For the past decade, from the recruitment of teachers and to the retirement of others, DCPS officials have been taking a hard look at the system's policies and practices in order to sketch a roadmap for the future.

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DCPS' Goal: Top Principal, Teacher in Every School, Classroom

The first day of school for K-12 students is Monday, Aug. 22.

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Crowds Brave Heat for Richmond Jazz Festival

Despite the blazing sun and blistering heat, thousands of music fans turned out at Maymont Park in Virginia over the weekend for the 7th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, leaving not only with a song in their heart, but a bounce in their stride.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Students Build Game App

About 500 students are participating this summer in a high-tech, high-wage internship program with Microsoft, in which some of them have been designing a mobile game app that Microsoft will soon start selling.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Learning Day

National Summer Learning Day, held in collaboration with Summer Strong DC 2016, was celebrated on Thursday, July 14.

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Melania Trump RNC Speech Under Scrutiny for Plagiarism

Melania Trump hit the national spotlight Monday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to tout her husband as the nation's next commander in chief, but her initially well-received speech soon began making waves for all the wrong reasons.

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Henderson Leaves DCPS with 'No Plans,' Lengthy List of Accomplishments

A little over five years ago in the spring of 2011, when Kaya Henderson took the reins from then-Mayor Vincent Gray as the new D.C. Public Schools chancellor, supporters and critics alike said that she'd have some big shoes to fill.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Studying Abroad

DCPS is sending nearly 400 students from every ward this summer on 18 study abroad trips — from Costa Rica to France to China — for immersion, culture and service learning.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student-Crafted Parental Guide App Available

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade-specific Parent Guides that provide the tools needed to support their child's learning at home.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Breaking Records at Thurgood Marshall Academy

More than 70 seniors at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast are expected to walk across the stage on June 10 to receive their high school diploma during the school's 12th annual commencement exercises.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Immunization Campaign

The PGCPS Immunization Countdown campaign is underway, and all students must have all required immunizations by Aug. 23, the first day of the 2016-17 school year.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Programs, Activities

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in recent statement to the DCPS family that the onset of summer fun also means continued learning and development opportunities for students and educators.

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Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends in 3rd Straight Tie

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday — but not before a dramatic final showdown and a seemingly nonstop series of words with crazy and bizarre meanings and origins.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Youth Exchange in Croatia

In April, DCPS sent 10 female students from high schools across the city to Croatia for the "Step Afrika! International Youth Exchange."

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: College Signing Day

State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang was joined on April 29 by Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles and U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. for a celebration of the District’s high school seniors, who participated in the city's second annual College Signing Day.

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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: 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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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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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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