[D.C.] Saturday’s “Hoop Dreams” b-ball tournament raised money for students in wards 7 and 8. (WaPo, 6/17) Sponsored by several WG members, the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund now raises $1.4 million each year and has helped 850 students attend college. Find out how to give your money or time to help this organization help D.C. students.
[D.C.] Concerned with the quality of the candiate pool, acting schools chancellor Michelle Rhee halts principal hiring (WaPo, 6/17). Rhee is the first “Teach for America” grad to lead a major school system. (WaPo, 6/18)
Regional cooperation needed (WaPo, 6/18) – “‘Far too many children’ are placed with strangers because the District can’t get Maryland to inspect or license the homes of relatives in a timely manner.”