[News 8/20] As U.S. corporations go global, so does their giving


CORPORATE
“The globalization of giving” (Chicago Business, 8/20) The share of U.S. corporate charitable giving to international causes jumped 44% from 2004 to 2006. “Multinationals are realigning their giving to reflect their international presence…”

EDUCATION
[D.C.] New D.C. testing data is now available. 
Glass half-full version: “Modest Gains In D.C. Schools” (WaPo, 8/17)
Glass half-empty: “Two-third of D.C. public schools fail federal standards” (Examiner, 8/18)

[Md.] Gearing up for the school year, Pr. George’s Co. stresses immunizations (WaPo, 8/20)

WORKFORCE
Adult scholarships are available for low-income women to pursue education and training, courtesy AARP Foundation (WG member) (District Chronicles, 8/19)

ENVIRONMENT
From the neat idea department, Charles County Md. is planning a first-in-the-nation system which will use “water flushed down the toilet to operate power plants…[T]he county would stop flushing its treated sewage into the Potomac River, an important step in cleaning the Chesapeake Bay.” (WaPo, 8/19)