[News 8/13] ‘No Child’ grants for improving teacher quality


EDUCATION
There’s a debate over how exactly to use the billions in federal ‘No Child’ grants reserved for improving teacher quality. The Post finds that $30 million such dollars flowed into our region last year, and the money is being used in a variety of ways. (WaPo, 8/12)

Transition programs help incoming freshmen prepare for highschool (WaPo, 8/12)

LITERACY
“The Verizon Foundation [WG member] seeks to award $341,000 to nonprofit organizations in Maryland that support literacy and learning activities for children, adolescents and adults. (Newswire, 8/10)

PHILANTHROPY
Hewlett President: Philanthropists need an online “‘marketplace’ of information to help them make more informed decisions.” 

“Wanted: nonprofit leaders” (CSM, 8/13)