The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.Read full article >>
A group of D.C. students got a close look at the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week, with the senior project manager giving an overview of the design and building phases of the three-tiered copper building and the artifacts it will house.Read full article >>
Eighteen years ago, Colby R. White was an accounting clerk for Maryland’s second-largest school system.
Today, he is the Prince George’s County school district’s chief financial officer, responsible for a staff of 175 employees and for helping craft the school system’s $1.8 billion budget. His office includes payroll, purchasing and worker’s compensation.Read full article >>
The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
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A D.C. slam poetry team won first prize at an international festival last weekend.
The 2014 Brave New Voices Festival, the largest youth slam poetry festival, attracted 50 teams from around the country and five international cities, and ended Saturday night with the “Grand Slam Finals.”Read full article >>