[News 6/12] Grantmakers support school reform

Mayor Fenty assumes control of D.C. public schools and immediately selects a new schools chancellor to replace Clifford Janey. Michelle Rhee has no superintendent experience, but is founder and former CEO of the New Teacher Project, a nonprofit that trains teachers for hard-to-staff schools, and helps school districts reform. (WaPo, 6/12)

* Tomorrow: Education Meeting for funders
Greater Washington Education Organizing Initiative
Discussing: “Philanthropic strategies to support public school reform”
June 13, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
RSVP to Ben Murphy at 202-263-4765 or bmurphy@cfncr.org.
An agenda will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
Sponsored by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region,
working in partnership with the Washington Grantmakers’ Public Education Working Group

Study: Arts spending in Washington region exceeds $2 billion. Figure includes spending by organizations and audiences. (WaPo, 6/12)

For a Lesson in Philanthropy, Students Help Distribute Grants (WaPo, 6/10)

The annual “Hoops for the Homeless” event is brought to us by Freddie Mac, not the Freddie Mac Foundation.