Wednesday, Feb. 28 – In the News…

– TOMORROW (3/1)Corporate Affinity Group Luncheon 
“Strategic Philanthropy: Balancing the Need to Build a Brand”
Noon – 2 pm (WG members only)

[DC] Most on Council Back Fenty’s Takeover Plan (WaPo, 2/28)
But several favor amendments to return some authority to Board.
Mayor Fenty’s Plan (draft, .pdf)

Policy breakfast forum with Mayor Fenty
“Early Childhood:  What’s on the Horizon?”

Advancing Program Access, Quality, and Funding
Thursday, March 1, 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th Street, NW
RSVP to Steph Cheng or 202-724-1398.
Co-sponsored by the DC Education Compact

[DC] Deadline to Meet Goals Extended (WaPo, 2/28)
Promising reform, the Fenty administration has negotiated a Dec. 31, 2008 deadline for overdue changes.
> The class-action lawsuit (currently known as LaShawn A. v. Fenty) is now 18 years old.
> DC Action for Children (funded by several WG members) has provided recommendations to the Committee on Human Services.

[DC, VA, MD, USA] 12-Year Old Dies of Toothache (WaPo, 2/28)
$80 worth of preventative care would have saved him. In Virginia, Maryland and the District, fewer than 1/3 of children in Medicaid program receive dental services. 

Videos from the 2007 Family Foundation Conference
The Council on Foundations has posted videos of its plenary speakers.

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