Students in the District’s traditional public schools scored higher than ever before on the city’s annual math and reading tests this year, and they also…

Today at 5pm on Beauty, Brains & the Bottom Line, Dr. SaFiya Hoskins interviews Dr. Carol O’Connor, author of the forthcoming, Relevance in the Curriculum: Reaching the Reluctant Reader. Dr. O’Connor states:      “Many students report that they do not read outside the school setting, and large numbers do so reluctantly – if at all – […]

(Washington, DC) — DC police are investigating after a home invasion near Howard University in which students were robbed of their belongings. WJLA-TV reports six masked men burst into an off-campus home around 3 a.m. Monday. One suspect threatened a female student with a golf club and demanded money. Other suspects threatened a roommate with […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Seventeen students at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Prince George’s County were arrested and charged with assault Tuesday after a massive fight in a school hallway, police said. The chaos erupted about 9:30 a.m., when a sheriff’s deputy was called to the second floor for a reported fight, police said. […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Educationally speaking, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are a world apart. But when it comes to hurdling Maryland’s ever-rising bar for academic achievement, the two school systems have one thing in common: They tripped up this year. Both counties failed to meet Maryland’s standards for elementary, middle and high school students this […]

(Washington, DC) — A group of students from Maryland and the District are back home after a trip to China they won’t soon forget. The teens were quarantined during their visit, with some hospitalized after several students came down with swine flu. Upon reuniting with her child at Dulles International Airport Thursday night, Victoria Teube […]