Monday, May 7 – In the News


Reminder for members: 
The D.C. Town Hall Meeting is this Wednesday!

Redefined D.C. school board should focus on partnerships (WaPo, 5/5) – “The three-year-old D.C. Education Compact (WG member), which brings together scores of public, private and nonprofit organizations, could be one useful vehicle for launching such an effort.”

[D.C.] After Warily Taking Job, Reinoso Finds Critics, a Mountain of Work (WaPo, 5/6) – “While Fenty has taken the lead on the political front and is pushing Congress to approve the takeover this summer, [Deputy Mayor for Education] Reinoso has worked behind the scenes with a staff of 11 aides… Reinoso’s team is coordinating with other city agencies to ensure schools get necessary support, such as immunizations from the health department, searching for an ombudsman to investigate complaints from parents and meeting with school system officials to discuss the transition. (Earlier this year, Reinoso met with Washington Grantmakers’ Children, Youth, & Families Working Group.)

Field Narrows for D.C. Students Vying for Gates-Funded College Scholarships (WaPo, 5/6)

[Md.] Bringing standards and accountability to giving in Prince George’s County – At Prince George’s Community Foundation (WG member), “anyone involved with the review and disbursement of the grant funds ‘would have to disclose any affiliation they may have’ with applicants and ‘would have to recuse themselves from deliberations.'” (WaPo, 5/6)