Wednesday, April 4 – In the News…


HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
[VA] “Groups Urge Fairfax County to Preserve More Low-Income Housing” (AP, 4/3)
A study released yesterday praised recent efforts, but urged county officials to preserve housing for the lowest income levels.

HEALTH
[MD] New offer to save Pr. George’s Hospital (WaPo, 4/4)
The state’s new offer would up funding and remove the new hospital authority’s power to tax county residents.

EDUCATION
[MD] Pr. George’s schools chief plans specialized high schools (WaTimes, 4/3)
“Mr. Deasy said possibilities include single-sex and language-immersion schools, or schools based on ‘credit recovery’ for students who are several years behind schedule.”

[DC] D.C. Schools Takeover Gets Initial Approval (WaPo, 4/4)
Council could rescind Fenty’s control if results after five years do not show “sufficient progress in education.” (What constitutes sufficient progress? I don’t know.)

NONPROFITS
“Ethics rules throw wrench in charity season” (The Hill, 4/4)
“The overall effect, some say, is detrimental for charities and nonprofit groups.”