Students from Thurgood Marshall Public Charter Academy and Anacostia High School in Southeast will kick off Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a host of activities, including a parade featuring the popular New Orleans-inspired Dupont Brass band.
President Barack Obama called for 2014 to be a year of action, as he repeatedly assured Americans improved access to jobs, education and a flourishing economy during his fifth State of the Union address on Wednesday.
Students in schools across the country have always liked competing against each other, whether for science projects, sporting events or talent shows. But when it looks like they're competing against a dictionary rather than among themselves, a spelling bee's most likely involved.
Kathy Hollowell-Makle, the District of Columbia Public Schools 2013 Teacher of the Year, will be among the invited guests sitting with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address.
Nearly 400 students currently enrolled Options Public Charter School in Northeast could be reassigned to D.C. public schools if the school's charter is dissolved amid charges of financial mismanagement and inside dealing, according to testimony given this week at a D.C. Council education committee hearing.
Eight highly accomplished African-American journalists have joined the National Association of Black Journalists' roster of legendary newsmakers.
As Democratic supporters mull the possibility of another Clinton in the White House, and others question her achievements as secretary of state, conservative news outlets say the media's post-Benghazi image rehabilitation of Hillary Rodham Clinton is already underway.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn in Tuesday morning for a second term amid ongoing investigations into the George Washington Bridge scandal and Superstorm Sandy aid.
Stephanie C. Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been chosen Black engineer of the year by the Baltimore-based Be Everything You Are organization.
Administrators from D.C. charter schools and the city's office of the deputy mayor for education have launched a website to make the enrollment process easier for students.
First lady Michelle Obama turned 50 Friday and said she's never felt more confident or clear about who she is as a woman.
The Obama administration is pushing to help more low-income students afford and graduate from college.
In keeping with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s rich vision of equality, justice and peace, thousands of people from communities and organizations will soon gather in cities across the country for their annual Peace Walks in commemoration of the slain civil rights icon.
Officials for the Giant grocery chain have issued an apology to the Howard University community after using a stock photo in an ad that wasn't reflective of the university's traditionally African-American student body.
Officials at Florida A&M University recently announced the selection of Elmira Mangum as the school's first female president.
Historically black colleges and universities across the country are feeling the impact of waning government support, as some struggle with funding cuts that have exceeded 50 percent.
The works of renowned artist Robert Freeman will be on display through March 1 at the Zenith Gallery in Northwest.
The Washington Redskins' brief search for a head coach ended Thursday as Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was named the successor to the fired Mike Shanahan.
The Obama administration on Wednesday issued comprehensive new recommendations on school discipline aimed at combatting racial bias in punishments for students.
Andy Shallal, the proprietor of the Busboys & Poets restaurant chain, has reportedly garnered the support of actor and activist Danny Glover in his bid for D.C. mayor.
An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl California girl declared brain dead nearly a month ago, has confirmed that she's been moved from the Children's Hospital of Oakland to undisclosed location.
Fearing he may have terminal brain cancer, imprisoned football legend O.J. Simpson has appealed to President Obama for clemency.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is hosting an event Friday with officials from the city's Office of Employment Development to focus attention to services available for jobless residents.
Jesús Aguirre is set for confirmation next month as D.C.'s new state schools superintendent, but two City Council members are opposing his nomination, saying he lacks innovation and experience.
Educators believe that getting students involved in learning activities during the holiday season will help prepare them to return to school with sharp minds and ready to resume their studies.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently announced the nominations of Anthony Tardd and Joshua Wyner to the the University of the District of Columbia board of trustees.
A new website launched by a D.C. attorney has joined the network of financial support systems that help students achieve their higher education goals.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, have reportedly met with two publishing executives to discuss writing a book.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has officially quashed rumors of her leaving to take a similar post in New York City under Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
Nearly a year to the day of the nation's deadliest-ever school shooting in Newtown, Conn., two busloads of the victims' loved ones and supporters from around the country trekked to the nation's capital for a two-day trip to highlight the thousands of victims of gun violence.
Joint efforts by agencies responsible for public education in the District offer new reports that they say are reliable in helping parents to draw comparisons between traditional and charter schools.
The U.S. Senate confirmed North Carolina Rep. Melvin L. Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, seven months after President Obama nominated him to head the agency charged with overseeing and regulating mortgage finance conglomerates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Leaders of the Mormon Church recently stepped up to explain why they lifted a ban 35 years ago that kept black priests out of its pulpits.
While issues such as health care, socioeconomic status and even racism play a role in hypertension among African-American men, a new study shows that childhood experiences may also negatively affect their health as adults.
Thousands of students, parents and teachers from more than 60 cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans participated Monday in an event focused on opposing education reforms that have closed hundreds of neighborhood schools and affected numerous families and communities.
A sheriff in Pickens County, S.C., has refused to lower the American flag in honor of Nelson Mandela, under the contention that the former South African president was not an American.
Here are some of tips to help make your holiday season go smoothly and be more meaningful.
A federal judge ruled that Detroit officials can proceed with the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in history — a measure that began in October to help eliminate some of the $18 billion for which the city is indebted.
Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.
A unique gift and collaboration at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art will enable audiences to gain a broader understanding of how African and Omani history and culture shape and enrich the world, museum officials said.
President Obama and his daughters Malia and Sasha helped support small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 30 by shopping at a bookstore in Northwest Washington.
When Bill de Blasio takes over as mayor of New York City on Jan. 1, it will mark another milestone in U.S. history — a white politician elected to a major office sworn in with a black spouse at their side.
A native Washingtonian with more than a decade of experience as an Urban League chief executive has been selected to head the organization's branch in the District.
At least two major storms on course to hit the Northeast region during the Thanksgiving holiday could cause a snag in the travel plans of millions of people.
A new biography about William H. Simons focuses on a legacy that has impacted scores of educators, students and parents.
Millions of people around the world, including President Barack Obama and the first lady, honored on Friday the legacy of John F. Kennedy, who was slain in Texas 50 years ago.
For years, about 70 percent of space at the business administration building at the University of the District of Columbia has been unused. Only four students enrolled in the physics program this fall. If the university can squeeze between $3 and $4 million from its $168 million budget, the intercollegiate athletics program could be saved — maybe.
The fourth annual Standing Ovation Awards for DC Teachers, sponsored by the DC Public Education Fund, took place earlier this month at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest.
The Rev. Theodore Judson Jemison, a civil rights icon who helped organize the 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge, La., has died. He was 95.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is set to sign a bill that will allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's licenses to undocumented residents.