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2013-02-02 23:00:37

The Sacramento Speakers Series presented education reform advocate and StudentsFirst founder and CEO, Michelle Rhee at the Community Center Theater on Tuesday, January 29th as part of this year´s lineup. The six-part lecture series showcases contemporary insights from some of today´s most influential figures. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 The Sacramento Speakers Series presented education reform advocate and StudentsFirst founder and CEO, Michelle Rhee at the...

2012-12-14 16:01:07

NASA's Office of Education has entered into a memorandum of agreement with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to help foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities among high school students with disabilities. This collaboration is part of the broader DCPS Competitive Employment Opportunity Program, a career-focused mentoring program that connects selected high school students with disabilities to professional mentors in the greater District of...

2012-12-14 08:20:41

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Office of Education has entered into a memorandum of agreement with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to help foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities among high school students with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This collaboration is part of the broader DCPS Competitive Employment Opportunity Program, a career-focused mentoring program...

2011-04-28 00:00:30

Media Advisory: Thursday, April 28th DCPS administrators and library officials present their vision and implementation of access to digital accessible books from Bookshare at the Martin Luther King DC Public Library to benefit students with disabilities. Bookshare is an online accessible library of copyrighted content federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Programs (*OSEP). A student technology showcase of assistive technologies will follow brief remarks....

2011-03-30 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a true show of support for families and students in the District of Columbia, the US House of Representatives today voted to restore and expand the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). The program provides scholarships for some of DC's poorest families, allowing them to choose the school that best fits their children's needs. The program was created in 2003, but was discontinued by the Obama Administration, even after years of...

2011-02-02 00:00:48

Active Network Software Takes D.C. Schools' Student Activity Fund Accounting System Online for the First Time (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 Today, Active Network, a technology and media company, announced that the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has selected its operations management software and hosted technology to manage financial operations of the Student Activity Fund. Active Network's Web-based School Accounting Software, available through its Educate division, will track...

2011-01-20 08:48:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce McBarnette, Esq., president of Summit Connection LLC; former TV anchor Beverly Burke, and Dr. Koura Gibson are hosting the Screen Actors Guild Award Art Reception at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Center in Washington, DC on Jan. 30, 2011 at 6pm. The art reception will benefit the charities Friends of Ballou and Charlie's Place. Bruce McBarnette, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, as well as president of Summit...

2010-05-26 10:53:00

10 Who Are 10 Annual Awards Supports Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 27th Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will present ten 10-year-old fourth and fifth graders with $2000 scholarship grants towards their college education thanks to the 17th Annual 10 Who Are 10 Awards Competition. The 2010 creative theme "Let's Move it Monday," fostered by The Monday Campaigns, focuses on the importance of...

2009-09-28 08:15:00

RCK Corp. and Open Text Work for and with OCTO and DCPS to Deliver First Major District Agency Web Site Upgrade WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Complementing the announcement by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) new Teaching and Learning Framework, RCK Corp. and Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), working for and with OCTO and DCPS, successfully completed the District's first agency Web site, www.dcps.dc.gov, to undergo...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Rhee, chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), was recently featured on DistrictLeadersPodcast.org, a Web site that provides a lively, informative and easily accessible forum for school superintendents and other educational leaders. In the podcast, Chancellor Rhee discusses the challenges she has faced in her reform of a school system that had gone through six leaders in 10 years. The city's newly elected mayor, Adrian Fenty,...