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.
Prince George's County Public Schools will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair next month in search of top educators from across the nation.
District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson continues to receive accolades in the wake of her fifth anniversary at the helm.
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."
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.
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.
The South Carolina police officer seen in an Internet video yanking a girl from her classroom seat has been fired.
Repressed voting tactics, economic greed, huge numbers of Black children living in poverty and the deferred dreams of women.
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.
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.
The Washington Informer newspaper has stepped up to the plate to carry on the annual spelling bee in Prince George's County.
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.
Ballou at Spingarn High School in Northeast, 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.
On Tuesday, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Ready to Lead program.
This year each of the District's public high schools will have a minimum of six Advanced Placement courses.
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.
SAT School Day will be observed on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at each of the city’s public high schools.
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.
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.
News4 Anchor Jim Vance will visit Dunbar Senior High School in Northwest on Sept. 30.
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.
D.C. public schools recently opened their doors with the highest first-day-of-school enrollment in the past four years.
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.
Effective Aug. 17, D.C. public and charter school students will be eligible for a free $100 monthly Metrorail benefit.
Parents can apply for free and reduced school meals for their children by picking up an application at any nearby school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.