Monday, April 23 – In the News…


EDUCATION
“Teach for America” expands area presence (WaPo, 4/23)
Noting a new commitment to education reform in D.C. and Pr. George’s County, program officials hope to send 500 teachers our way by 2011.

“Community College: The Smart Transfer”  (NYTimes, 4/22)
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation [WG member] provides scholarships to transfer students and funds top universities “to more effectively reach out to high-achieving community college students.”

CHILD WELFARE
[D.C.] D.C. child welfare system on trial (WaPo, 4/23)
A foster parent convicted of cruelty to children faces the judge today, and the Post revisits the “wreck” that is D.C.’s child welfare system. Advocate: “They haven’t even met the goals they’ve set for themselves.”

ENVIRONMENT
[Md.] Maryland Joins Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (WaPo, 4/21)
I’m thrilled that the state of Maryland is no longer sitting on the sidelines” – Brad Heavner, Environment Maryland.

HEALTH
[Md.] Montgomery Co.’s new $310,000 addiction recovery outreach program (WaPo, 4/23)

BUDGET
[Va.] Arlington’s FY 2008 budget ups school spending, restores human services, expands environmental initiatives, and gives employees raises. (WaPo, 4/22)