Tuesday, March 27 – In the News…


WORKFORCE
Marketing study portrays Washington as a hub of ‘Knowledge Workers’ (WaPo, 3/26)
This Greater Washington Initiative study may interest WG members involved in regional visioning. 

CORPORATE
Wal-Mart is the country’s largest corporate donor (AP, 3/27)

YOUTH

  • – [DC] D.C. school board toughens graduation policy (WaPo, 3/27)
    Reinoso: “An end to social promotion is long overdue.” Achieve, Inc: “For an urban district to raise a standard to this level is notable.” But helping students to meet these rigorous standards will be the hard part. 
  • – [DC] KidBits: Using data to drive better outcomes for children and youth” (pdf)
    Tomorrow, DC Action for Children will release a report with recommendations for local policy makers. 1-3 pm at the Public Welfare Foundation [WG member]. DC Deputy Mayor Victor Reinoso will attend.