Tuesday, Feb. 6 – In the News…


COMMUNITIESwbj-centercity
 With “Center City” Plan, DC is literally redefining “downtown”
Washington Business Journal article:
map of “Center City”; page 1;  page 2 

HEALTH
Northeast DC Hospital May Assume Control of Ailing PG County Hospitals
“Providence Hospital is in talks to take over Prince George’s Dimensions Healthcare System… A decision isn’t expected from Providence until later this month.”

EDUCATION
Fairfax Still Fighting “No Child” Policy for Testing Immigrant Students
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings quips “Yes, Virginia, there is a Standards Clause.” An unamused Fairfax Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) responds: “We’ve been educating children for a long time and doing a pretty credible job in Fairfax County.”

DC School Board Schedules Four Public Meetings on Proposal
Board’s plan “would attempt to boost student achievement through the existing structure.”