Monday, March 5 – In the News…


PHILANTHROPY
Congress to create new caucus on philanthropy (Examiner, 3/5)
“Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C., will co-chair the first-ever Congressional Philanthropy Caucus, and there are hopes for a matching caucus on the Senate side.”

Film: “The Ultimate Gift” (AZ Central, 3/5)
New film with philanthropic message seeks to help privileged talk to their kids about money, responsibility, values. Stars Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine.)

Buffett Wants Charities to Spend Fast (WaPo, 3/1)

EDUCATION
[DC] At Library, the Gray Gives Way (WaPo, 3/5)
A DC elementary school library gets a “READesign” thanks to 50 volunteers from Capital One [WG member] and the Heart of America Foundation.

[MD, VA, DC] Is it Education or Test-Prep? (WaPo, 3/5)
Schools throughout the region have ‘No Child’ tests coming up. Principals and teachers are scrambling to help students cram–but no extra help goes to students with “virtually no chance of passing.”

[DC] D.C. Council Set for ‘Big Risk’ (WaPo, 3/5)
Council favors mayoral control of schools, discuss sunset provision.

ENVIRONMENT
[MD] Maryland Honors Author of ‘Silent Spring’ (Baltimore Sun, 3/5)
…and the Newton Marasco Foundation [WG Member] announces the “Rachel Carson Scholar Program for high school juniors and seniors who participate in environmental activities.”