Thursday, March 1 – In the News…

TRENDS – Private Dollars at Public Schools Fuel Debate over Equity (Voice of San Diego, 2/28)
With education foundations in California contributing around $100 million a year to local schools, stakeholders are debating the role of private foundations in public education. See also: “School District to Review Foundation Ties”

[DC] Cardozo Academy of Construction, Design Opens (WaPo, 3/1)
The $2 million public-private partnership is supported by area construction companies. Grads will be prepared for college, but also have immediately marketable skills.

[VA] Loudoun Budget Cuts School Construction Funds… (WaPo, 3/1)
… even though the “already bulging system is projected to grow by a third over five years.” Parents wear stickers: “Invest in Loudoun’s Children.”

[MD] Class of ’09 will take exit exam (WaPo, 3/1)
No diploma unless they pass. The requirement for special ed and English language learners will be delayed.

HUD Study: 754,000 Homeless Every Night (AP, 2/28)
Nearly a quarter are children, one-fifth are veterans.

Leading Fortune 500 CEOS and Chairpersons Convene to Discuss Corporate Giving (BusinessWire, 2/26)