The first day of school for K-12 students is Monday, Aug. 22.
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.
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.
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.
National Summer Learning Day, held in collaboration with Summer Strong DC 2016, was celebrated on Thursday, July 14.
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.
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.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In April, DCPS sent 10 female students from high schools across the city to Croatia for the "Step Afrika! International Youth Exchange."
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.
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.
Nearly 9,000 individual students are on waitlists to attend one or more public charter schools in the 2016-17 school year.
School officials have provided an update on adjustments made to the 2015-16 calendar due to snow day closures in the winter.
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.
Students at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie recently celebrated "Pi Day" with a pi recital and pie-eating contest.
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.
Congratulations to Akilah Johnson, winner of this year’s Google-sponsored “Doodle 4 Google” competition.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Savion Davis from Drew Elementary School in Northeast lists among DCPS' Athletes of the Week program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 1 marks the deadline to enroll students in grades in PK3-8.
Signing Day at Friendship's Collegiate Academy in Ward 7 included 13 student-athlete scholars who signed.
Prince George's County school board member Verjeana Jacobs has been elected as vice chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).
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.
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.
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.
My School DC is the common application and common lottery for the District's public school options.
Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 charter school lottery.
School officials are celebrating an addition to DCPS partnerships this year called the "Adopt-a-School" program.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
School administrators surprised some of this year's Standing Ovation Award recipients with a recent visit to their schools by Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
Cyrano Battiste, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named Scholar of the Week.
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.
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.