Education

Virtual Learning Expansion Sparks Both Hope and Skepticism

Since the D.C. Council’s unanimous passage of emergency legislation increasing virtual learning slots in District public and public charter schools,…

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COVID-19 Complicates Final High School, Early College Prep Steps

As COVID-19 continues to linger, life goes on and students must prepare for their future after high school.

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Married Alumni Couple Gifts Record $5M to Howard U.

Howard University has received a $5 million gift — the school’s largest-ever donation — from two former students who fell…

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Biden Admin Reiterates Commitment to HBCUs, Refutes Reports of Funding Cuts

The Biden administration has released a fact sheet aiming to show its continued commitment to historically Black colleges and universities…

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Mayoral Control Question Reemerges as Demands for Virtual Learning Surge

The D.C. Council will soon discuss legislation that not only relinquishes the mayor’s control of the Office of the State…

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D.C. Public Charter School Board to Revisit School Accountability Measures

For the next three years, the agency that oversees the District’s public charter schools will implement a strategic road map…

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDUCATION BRIEFS: Specialty Programs

Applications for high school specialty programs, Creative & Performing Arts (grades 6-8) and Career and Technical Education for the 2022-23…

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Survey Findings

The 2019 DC Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that lesbian, gay and bisexual students make up 15.9% of high school…

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New Law in Virginia Provides Students with Off Days for Mental Health

A new law in Virginia makes it possible for students to take a day off from classes for mental health…

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Parents Increasingly Turn to Home-Schooling Kids as Pandemic Rages

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new interest in home schooling — particularly among Blacks aiming to protect their children…

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Over Bowser Objections, D.C. Council Passes Virtual Learning Option in Public Schools

The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday expanding virtual learning in the city's public schools to the chagrin of Mayor…

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Prince George’s Co. Schools Suspending Employees for Bucking COVID Test Mandate

Prince George's County Public Schools have begun cracking down on unvaccinated employees who haven't complied with a mandate to provide…

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Prince George’s Schools Randomly Testing Students for COVID, Regardless of Vaccination Status

Prince George’s County Public Schools has begun testing random groups of students for the coronavirus, whether they have been vaccinated…

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Montgomery County Public Schools Staffer Sues Over COVID Vaccine Mandate

A Montgomery County Public Schools employee is taking the school system to court in protest of its coronavirus vaccine mandate,…

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D.C. Council Mulls COVID Vaccine Mandate for Students, Expanding Virtual Learning: Report

The D.C. Council is working on emergency legislation that could mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible students and give more…

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Demands for Virtual Learning Options Grow Louder

In the weeks since schools fully relaunched in-person learning, parents and teachers have pressed District leaders for an expansion of…

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Md. Lawmakers Suggest Vaccine Mandate

With a surge in positive coronavirus cases among Maryland children, state lawmakers asked Health Secretary Dennis Schrader if his department…

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Amid Pandemic, Monroe School Scholars Overcome Hurdle, Notch Wins

After struggling to maintain stellar grades throughout the pandemic, Traque Shepherd started his senior year at The Monroe School eager…

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Montgomery Co. Students’ Tests Scores Take Sharp Drop Amid Pandemic: Report

Test scores for Montgomery County Public Schools students have plummeted in math and English during the coronavirus pandemic, according to…

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UDC President Perfectly Explains the Tremendous Value of HBCUs

Historically Black colleges and universities in America remain as vital as ever, and University of the District of Columbia President…

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Fairfax Co. Teachers Want Pay for Extra Work Accommodating Quarantined Students

Teachers in the Fairfax County Public Schools system want more money for the extra hours they say they're expected to…

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Bowser Expands Vaccine Mandate for Charter, Private School Teachers

Weeks into the new school year and after hundreds of COVID-19 cases reported among schoolchildren, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently…

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American Cancer Society, HBCUs Launch Cancer Research Program to Improve Diversity, Equity

The American Cancer Society, along with four historically Black medical schools, announced Wednesday a groundbreaking Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR)…

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MoCo Schools, Now With COVID Rapid Tests, Updates Quarantine Policy

Montgomery County Public Schools has again updated its coronavirus quarantining policy now that rapid antigen tests are available to the…

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Mastercard Awards Entrepreneurship Grants to HBCUs

A new $5 million Mastercard grant earmarked for Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta will create on-campus centers to…

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