[News 10/17/07] Marriot International honored for its commitment to education


Marriott International (WG member) will be honored as Corporation of the Year during the 14th Annual Hispanic College Fund Awards Gala. “Additionally, the company is being recognized for its support of Marriott Scholars Program, created by [WG member] the J.W. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Family Foundation.” (Wire, 10/16)

EDUCATION
[D.C.] Chancellor Rhee will deliver a progress report to the D.C. Council on Friday, 10 a.m., in room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The council is accepting testimony from the public. To sign up, Aretha Latta, alatta@dccouncil.us by 5 p.m. Thursday. (WaPo, 10/17)

“Test focus may lead to neglect of gifted kids” (Examiner, 10/17)

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
“Deloitte and Nonprofit Roundtable Host Real-World Disaster Exercise” (Wire, 10/17)

HEALTH
[Md.] “Health Plan To Be Based On Monthly Fee System” (WaPo, 10/17) – Howard County aims to provide health services to its 20,000 uninsured residents.

IMMIGRATION
[Va.] “Pr. William Enacts Resolution Aimed at Illegal Immigrants” (WaPo, 10/17)
I’m having trouble reconciling these two passages:

1) “The measures approved yesterday improve cooperation with federal immigration authorities and direct police to check the immigration status of anyone accused of breaking the law if the officer suspects that person is an illegal immigrant.” [emphasis added]

2) Supervisor Martin E. Nohe, (R-Coles), who authored the resolution: “We don’t want to be the kind of community that even allows the image that racial profiling is taking place.”