Wed., Feb. 14 – In the News


Wednesday’s Child at the Hockey Rink
The Freddie Mac Foundation [WG member] teams up with the Washington Capitals to help our region’s 6,000 foster children.

“211metrodc.org” – a new, searchable database of services
Search 10,000 programs and 4,000 human services organizations in the Washington region. “[A]n important step in our efforts towards a regionally integrated 2-1-1 service” says Chuck Bean, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Roundtable. Funders include the United Way of the National Capital Area [WG member].

EDUCATION
[DC] At DC Council Hearing, Cleveland’s Ex-Mayor Backs Takeover
“What absolutely did work was that there was one person accountable.”

 ‘No Child’ Commission Presents Ambitious Plan
The report’s recommendations include several new testing requirements. The commission is sponsored by the nonpartisan Aspen Institute, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other sources. (Opinion: “Had Enough Top Down Reform?“)

Members: Feb. 15 – WG’s Children, Youth and Families Working Group Public Education Task Force meeting

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14 tips for Feb. 14, courtesy of
the Case Foundation [WG member]