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Dorothy Rowley

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: SAT Day

SAT School Day will be observed on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at each of the city’s public high schools.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: New Student BOE Member

Members of the Prince George's Regional Association of Student Governments, representing more than 30 of the county's public secondary schools, have elected Ava Perry as the 2015-16 Student Member of the Board of Education.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: New Athletic Facilities, Playgrounds

Thanks to the school system's Capital Improvement Program, students at 10 high schools are seeing several improvements this fall regarding athletics programs and provisions.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Conversation with News4 Anchor Jim Vance

News4 Anchor Jim Vance will visit Dunbar Senior High School in Northwest on Sept. 30.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Businesses Donate School Supplies

Several local businesses, including Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Office Depot and Staples, recently donated enough supplies to benefit more than 12,000 students and teachers this school year.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: New Objectives for 2015-16

D.C. public schools recently opened their doors with the highest first-day-of-school enrollment in the past four years.

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REVIEW: N.W.A's Tale Still Captivating, Relevant in 'Straight Outta Compton'

If you're planning to see — or avoid — the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" because it's an "angry rap music mob"-type film with lots of flying bullets and bloodshed, rest assured: it's not what you think.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Kids Ride Free on Rail

Effective Aug. 17, D.C. public and charter school students will be eligible for a free $100 monthly Metrorail benefit.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Free, Reduced Meals

Parents can apply for free and reduced school meals for their children by picking up an application at any nearby school.

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Top Performers Enthrall Crowd at Richmond Jazz Festival

If the thousands who turned out Sunday evening for the last day of the Richmond Jazz Festival didn't leave with a song in their heart, they definitely departed with a bounce in their stride.

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Eatonville Group: Saving a Black Legacy

In a small town just 6 miles north of Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, a group of four black men has united in a fierce struggle to hold on to their history and legacy as the first incorporated African-American settlement community in the United States.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Site of International School

Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg will be the site for one of two new International High Schools, slated to open in the 2015-16 school year.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: 'New Heights' Engages Expectant Students

Tray Chaney of "The Wire" and Wanda Pratt, mother of NBA star Kevin Durant, recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson for the 4th annual "New Heights Summit," an initiative that promotes the collaborative efforts of city agencies in support of expectant and parenting students focused on completing their high school education.

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Services Held for Two Victims of Charleston Shooting

Funeral services for two victims of the shooting massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were held at the church nearly two weeks after the deadly rampage.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: More Super Students

More than 100 top graduating students recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the Verizon Center's Acela Club to formally announce their future plans and celebrate their achievements.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: A New Day for Lafayette Elementary

School officials recently celebrated the modernization project for Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest, which will allow the enrollment of 105 more students once completed.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Four-Day Work Schedule

Prince George’s County Public Schools will begin its four-day workweek schedule on Monday, June 22 and end the week of Aug. 7.

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Annual Cookout Celebrates Fathers

The "J-Raz Father's Day Cookout," a free event that celebrates fathers in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore City areas, takes place Sunday at Roseryville State Park in Upper Marlboro.

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

Edem Kudzi, a senior at Suitland Senior High School, joins the roster of students honored as Scholar of the Week.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Graduate Spotlight

Several stellar students are being featured in DCPS's "Graduate Spotlight" to share who they are, what they plan to do next, and what makes the Class of 2015 shine.

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

Tania Henry, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named the county's Scholar of the Week.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: College Is Next Step for More Graduating Seniors

With graduation rates having significantly increased, more students have announced they'll be heading off to college this fall.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Team Poised for Space Camp

The "Solar Phoenix" team from Prince George's County Public Schools' College Park Academy have been declared winners of the "Patriots Technology Training Center's Solar System Competition, Mission to Mars Countdown to Launch 2015."

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Freddie Gray's Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers

The family of Freddie Gray said Friday they have been put through "great hell" over his violent end, but are satisfied with Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision to charge the six city police officers implicated in his death.