Tuesday, Jan. 30 – In the News…

Board of Ed Presents Alternative to Takeover
“[T]he school board unanimously passed the “Emergency Student Achievement Act of 2007.” The legislation…would allow the school board to retain power over its budget and the construction and renovation of school buildings and give a new State Department of Education the ability to open charter schools.”

District of Columbia: Mayor Fenty makes securing Congressional vote top priority
“DC Vote has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Public Welfare Foundation” [WG member]

Fairfax Shines in Jobs Report
“County emerges as a powerhouse that far outpaces Montgomery County and rivals D.C. as region’s economic core, according to a federal report.”