Wednesday, Feb. 21 – In the News…

EDUCATION
[DC] Public Wants Goals for Schools Takeover (WaTimes, 2/21)
As community and business leaders stressed student achievement goals at yesterday’s hearing, a spokeswoman for the Mayor said that Deputy Mayor for Education Victor Reinoso and his staff plan to draft an outline of such goals for the education initiative.
[Members: Victor Reinoso will be a guest at Friday’s Children, Youth & Families quarterly meeting.]

HEALTH
[DC] City’s Infant Fatalities Spiked in 2005 (WaPo, 2/21)
Parklands Community Center and the Children’s Health Project are providing services (including parenting classes held at THEARC) to reverse the trend.

PHILANTHROPY
Adopting best practices key to foundations’ future (Examiner, 2/19)
Independent Sector is seeking feedback on a list of 29 best practices for foundations and nonprofits that it has developed.

ARTS
Profile: Gilbert D. and Jaylee M. Mead [WG member] (2/22) (subscription)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiles the Meads, and how they have structured their Arena stage giving to encourage other donors to give.