Friday, March 2 – In the News…

[DC] “Rebuilding Homes and Lives” vidicon (CBS Evening News, 3/1)
“Developer Chris Smith helped remake a run-down neighborhood in a poor section of Washington D.C. by believing in people.” This segment features THEARC, Southeast DC’s world-class arts and recreation campus, which was founded with support from a wide range of area foundations, corporations, individuals, and the local and federal government.

[DC] As Expiration Nears, a Push for D.C. Tuition Plan (WaPo, 3/1)
This federal program is credited with doubling the number of DC students who enter college. A bill to reauthorize the program died in the Senate last year.

Former D.C. official named head of Venture Philanthropy Partners (WBJ, 3/1)
Carol Thompson Cole, a former D.C. city administrator, replaces founder Mario Morino.

For the Super-Rich, Too Much Is Never Enough (NYTimes, 3/1)
An economist wonders: Why aren’t there more like Buffett?

[MD, VA, DC] NACCRA Study Ranks States By Standards – Maryland No. 4 (WaPo, 3/2)
Virginia is 15th, DC 25th. All states have room for improvement, but many child-care programs follow much stricter standards than what states demand.