[News 6/18] The “Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund”


hoop 2EDUCATION
[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.

Virginia’s Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will give $1.5 million to four private schools serving students with learning disabilities. (Wire, 6/18)

[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)

FOSTER CARE
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.”

ENVIRONMENT
At a Potomac River watershed “trash summit” organized by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, officials pledged: No more floating debris by 2013. (WaPo, 6/17)