Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, making her first national appearance Sunday since being inaugurated two days earlier, told NBC's Chuck Todd the city has come a long way in improving schools, reducing crime and keeping atop its budget.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined members of his administration, community leaders and residents to celebrate the opening of the new Barry Farm indoor aquatic center in Ward 8. The official ribbon cutting, held Saturday, Dec. 13, drew dozens of area residents who have long-awaited the amenity to their Barry Farm neighborhood.
Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”
On behalf of the city's public schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement in honor of Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and four-term District mayor who died Nov. 23 at 78.
A crowd packed the sanctuary at a D.C. church in a late-evening Sunday service to honor the late Marion Barry and his revered youth-leadership program, culminating four days of citywide memorial celebrations for the "Mayor for life."
More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final respects to Marion Barry, the Ward 8 Council member and former four-term mayor who was remembered as giving a voice to the voiceless and helping to make the District the world-class city it has become.
Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a request by a charter school with ties to the University of Maryland to allow the children of College Park, Maryland, residents employed by the University of Maryland to be provided special consideration when applying to a charter school.
Marion Barry Remembered During Inauguration Ceremony
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the nine-member County Council were inaugurated Monday on the Promenade at the county's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, with the executive promising "zeal" and "optimism" from his administration.
The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.
When it comes to success with small businesses, Areta Prince, owner of two popular clothing and jewelry boutiques in Prince George's County, counts among one of the most savvy of entrepreneurs.
A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday — a decision local and national law enforcement officials fear could spark a racial powder keg festering in the months since the incident.
Families and individuals accustomed to battling hunger in Prince George's County could have an easier time accessing food, following an announcement last week by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker that involves the Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.
Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has been named "2014 Educator of the Year" by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.
The Prince George's County Council approved two tax measures related to the Genesis Power Keys Energy Center project in Brandywine that will ultimately generate more than $43 million in revenue for the county.
Strep throat, a common type of sore throat in children, has also become prevalent among adults.
Shorter days and cooler evenings means fall has officially arrived, and it's that time of year when health care professionals start seeing people who have contracted the flu.
Avery Coffey, a Banneker High School student who garnered national attention after being admitted to five Ivy League universities, enrolled at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study economics.
Every day, people in the African-American community consider questions about cancer, whether in relation to their own fight with the disease or a family member, friend or co-worker's. The National Cancer Institute can help them get answers over the telephone at no cost.
According to the D.C. Board of Elections, more than 130,000 people are expected cast votes at 143 precincts across the city before the polls close at 8 p.m.
An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Oxon Hill High School on Oct. 23 where she helped celebrate healthy and tasty meals offered daily by the food staff.
Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.
Officials for a California-based network of elementary charter schools will face the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board for a second time on Nov. 3 to find out if they can proceed with plans to operate a new school in Southeast Washington.
Troubled Complex Razed to Make Way for 'Mixed-Income Housing'
After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.
Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, officials from the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, and officials from the schools' Culture Keepers program recently attended the official unveiling of the mural "Walking With Purpose."
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined several city officials Monday for the grand opening of the Youth Reengagement Center, an initiative of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to help high school dropouts get their diplomas.
The Florida Courier declined to back former Gov. Charlie Crist's bid to retake the office from Republican Rick Scott, citing poor strategizing and broken promises to the black community by Crist and the Democratic party.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said plans by Time Warner Cable for significant layoffs will have a huge effect on diversity at CNN, Time Warner's flagship news organization.
Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food.
In the coming weeks, a series of "Special Education Listening Sessions" will be held by the county's Board of Education.
Shani Watson, who lost her ability to walk after being involved in a car crash 10 years ago, not only wears the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2014, but works to encourage others with disabilities.
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts family in Northwest mourns the passing of its principal, Father John Payne.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks remains hospitalized in Las Vegas after undergoing surgery for abdominal problems.
Father John Payne, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, reportedly died Thursday night of an apparent heart attack.
As the number of new immigrant students enrolling in the District of Columbia Public Schools system continues an upward spiral, officials felt compelled to launch an International Academy this year on the Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest to help students struggling to learn English and to excel in their academic studies.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson extended her gratitude to the huge audience that showed up on Sept. 30 at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast for her annual "State of the Schools" address.
The DC Chamber of Commerce's political action committee announced Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser as its choice for mayor in next month's election.
Officials for the International Spy Museum and Events D.C. have scrapped proposed plans to redevelop the historic Carnegie Library in Northwest into a new home for the museum and a visitor’s center.
The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.
Same-sex marriages in Virginia have officially begun in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to enter the fray, as previous rulings by lower courts prohibiting bans were upheld Monday for Virginia and 10 other states.
Geoffrey Holder, who for decades was a looming figure in the entertainment industry, has died. He was 84.
President Obama endorsed D.C. Council member Muriel E. Bowser on Monday in the city's mayoral race as the hotly-contested campaign enters its final weeks.
Justice Department officials wrapped a two-day visit Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with city and community leaders, part of a federal probe of the fatal police shooting of a black teen that sparked weeks of civil unrest.
It's taken a year for Everett Bellamy, an assistant dean at the Georgetown University Law Center for the past 30 years, to see his dream of operating a global consulting firm come to fruition.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker praised the county council for approving legislation that will increase the county's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.
Thirteen students from schools around the county have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program.
It's been two years since Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III announced that his wife Christa, 54, suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Ricardo Silva, an NFL safety for three years, has set aside his football gear to become a "Teach for America" recruit at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast.