Thursday, April 19 – In the News…


Survey: Nearly half of young go-getters at nonprofits plan to leave sector (OnPhilanthropy, 4/18) – Reasons cited include burnout, wages, and not wanting to deal with fundraising or boards.

HEALTH
[Md.] “Hospital System Gets 15-Month Reprieve” (WaPo, 4/19) – Crisis postponed. County will foot the bill. Long-term solution needed.

[Va.] “Prince William sets its sights on $23M health center” (WashBizJournal, 4/18)

Dental Care Needs Unfilled for Many Immigrants (WaPo, 4/19)

ARTS
“‘Art Links to Literacy’ Receives Mayor’s Arts Award” (PNN, 4/18) – The program connects works of art to themes that may be present in children’s lives. Supported by WG members Bank of America Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Hattie M. Strong Foundation, and the Harman Family Foundation.

EDUCATION
Over half of U.S. Governors prioritize pre-K (PRNewswire, 4/18)
That’s a record, says Pre-K Now. And, “taken collectively, FY08 proposals for new pre-k dollars are 3 times the proposed increases of just one year ago.” The study was funded in part by WG members PNC Financial Services Group and the CityBridge Foundation.

[Va.] “Fairfax Schools Concede on Testing” (WaPo, 4/19) – Compromise: County will give most limited-English speakers grade level exams, and students can stop if the material becomes too difficult. Fairfax County schools won’t lose federal funding. [So that’s all it took? This story has been ridiculous.]


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