The Annie E. Casey Foundation (a WG member) and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation “are helping to launch the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, “a $50 million, five-year national effort to improve worker training.” (Baltimore Sun, 9/5)
Courtland Milloy wonders how D.C.’s “creative economy initiative” will affect the poor. (WaPo, 9/5)
“Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway: Recipients Say Wrappers Faulty” (WaPo, 9/5) – “To date, we have not received any substantive complaints” reads a statement from the city that may need revising in light of this article.
A profile of Vicki L. Phillips, the new education chief at the Gates Foundation. (EdWeek, 9/5)
[Va.] In immigrant-rich Northern Virginia, added language offerings in elementary schools “reflect diversity, global outlook” (WaPo, 9/5)
[Va.] In immigrant-rich Northern Virginia, officials in Loudoun and Prince William search for a legal way to crack down on illegal immigrants. (WaPo, 9/5) Supervisor Stephen J. Snow (R-Dulles): “I keep hearing, ‘Legally, you can’t do this, you can’t do that…It’s like everyone wants to handcuff you.” [irony probably unintentional]