The D.C. Council grilled the director of the city's Child and Family Services Agency on Monday about the case of Relisha Rudd, the 8-year-old girl who disappeared in early March.
Sean "Diddy" Combs has been chosen to speak at the Howard University's 146th commencement on May 10.
Officials at Harvard University recently announced a record-high percentage of black students who've received letters of admission for the class of 2018.
D.C. is set to kick off its annual Emancipation Day celebration on Friday, beginning with a "Song and Praises" event at Tenth Street Baptist Church in Northwest at 7 p.m.
An investigation has been launched regarding a District charter school student who was hospitalized after his mother says a teacher ignored his complaints of feeling ill.
Students and teachers in D.C.'s public schools may not have to make up two snow days, but they'll still get a late start on summer, with June 20 being the last full day of classes.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in the wake of his loss in the April 1 Democratic primary that the city boasts the most robust early education program in the nation. Now the District has another opportunity to bolster the program through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, a new nationwide initiative.
The Rev. Al Sharpton dismissed reports that he was a paid mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s.
D.C.'s public schools system is about to receive more than $77 million to assist thousands of needy and at-risk students, partly due to Council Member David Catania's Fair Funding Act legislation.
Greer Marshall will always remember the "r-e-v-e-l-a-t-o-r-y" moment that's propelled her onto an international stage, making her $1,000 richer along the way.
Muriel Bowser may have prevailed in Tuesday's Democratic primary against incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, but die-hard Gray supporters say intend to support the mayor throughout the remaining nine months of his term — and beyond, if necessary.
Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser scored a big upset in the District Tuesday night by defeating incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic mayoral primary.
Hollywood's most polarizing power couple has everyone talking again with their upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine — and true to form, there's both backers and detractors.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will use nearly half of $116 million earmarked for school investment projects, to focus on improving middle schools, raise achievement levels at 40 of the lowest-performing schools and increase student satisfaction.
Howard University is teaming up with a national educational organization to host the 12th annual "Jumpstart for a Day," an event that seeks to help level the playing field for young children from underprivileged households.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday during a visit to J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Northeast that new information shows early childhood is when many black students are most likely to engage in behavior that leads to suspension.
In a departure from the rules of appropriate attire, hundreds of guests at the Greater Washington Urban League's (GWUL) 42nd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on Wednesday took the liberty to mix the ordinary with extravagant.
When it comes to writing, Eloise Greenfield likes to take that slow magical ride into the world of imagination and creativity.
D.C. Council member David Catania introduced three different bills Tuesday aimed at overhauling special education in both District public and charter schools.
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Northwest is hosting an exhibit in honor of the Girl Scouts, as the organization holds its annual weeklong national celebration.
First lady Michelle Obama joined Tuesday the push to get the uninsured signed up for health care coverage as the open enrollment period draws to a close, appealing to women for help in getting their families to enroll.
The Dalai Lama told a packed National Cathedral on Friday that compassion is the true path to divinity — a path he said isn't always easy for human beings to take.
More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.
With the addition of the District's latest Community of Hope facility conveniently located in their backyards, health care for many of the area's disadvantaged residents will be both more accessible and affordable.
To prepare for her first trip later this month to China, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., where she sought advice from a group of 6th-graders who traveled there last year.
It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend that redrawing boundaries and feeder patterns are necessary and long overdue.
D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.
Vigils and rallies in memory of Trayvon Martin are being held in cities and communities nationwide on Wednesday, which marks two years since the teen was slain.
D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a new student-satisfaction award.
The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.
A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.
In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version of the popular musical drama, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," starring Thomasina Petrus.
Denard and I have been divorced since 1997. Yet, we've always remained close — and from time to time, I think, very much in love.
Howard University is tops among historically Black colleges and universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps, the organization announced recently.
Parents and education advocates agitated by a rash of school closings by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson are invited to submit questions to be used in depositions regarding the closures.
Three students from the D.C. region are among 100 teens selected from a pool of 10,000 applicants for this year's Disney Dreamers Academy, which is hosted in conjunction with TV and radio show host Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.
Simone Dinnerstein has been playing the piano practically all her life. But it hasn't always been as easy as the native New Yorker made it seem during a recent visit to W. B. Patterson Elementary School in Southeast, where she talked about difficulty with a certain keyboard skill.
Two D.C. students have been honored along with 100 other civic-minded youth from each state as recipients of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
More than two dozen blushing couples will take a break from winter's chill Friday to follow cupid's romantic arrow straight to D.C. Superior Court to tie the knot.
Four D.C. college students are among the first class of honorees selected as part of the White House's initiative on historically Black colleges and universities.
As the nation recognizes February as American Heart Month, people are encouraged to make wise decisions that lower heart health risks, including cutting back on sugar- and syrup-heavy foods and beverages.
The D.C. Council's nod toward a scholarship program crafted and introduced by at-large member David Catania could mean the end of the long-running, federally funded DC Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.
As the nation marks the 14th annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, health officials say African-Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by the disease.
The estate of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a complaint in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta to force his daughter, Bernice, to turn over his traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Karen Nichols, the newest member of the organization's executive team, will be responsible for the oversight of all AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans' clinical functions which include medical management and clinical quality.
President Barack Obama is appealing to employers nationwide to help put thousands of jobless people back to work.
The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute Friday to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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.