[News 10/26/07] $10 Million gift to pre-college program for students in D.C.’s Ward 7


EDUCATION
[D.C.] A $10 Million Gift from the Meyers Foundation (Boston businessman Daniel M. Meyers) will allow Georgetown University’s newly renamed Meyers Institute for College Preparation “to expand its proven model of academic success and college access to more than 500 public school students from the District of Columbia’s Ward 7 over the next ten years.” (10/25)

[Va.] With a budget shortfall expected, Fairfax school officials consider cancelling the annual cost of living increase for employees and teachers–and everyone thinks it’s a great idea! (Just kidding.) (Examiner, 10/26)

[Va.] “Kaine’s Plan to Expand [Pre-school] Access Bumps Against Fiscal Forecast, Frustration Over Funding Formula” (WaPo, 10/25)

VOLUNTEERISM
“Spending Time In Service To Others” (WaPo, 10/25) – “Residents of suburban Washington generally devote about 60 hours per year to volunteering, compared with 50 hours nationally.” Fairfax County residents can attend Volunteerfest this Saturday.

HOUSING/GROWTH
“Fairfax County Is Test Market for D.C.-Based Housing Center” (WaPo, 10/25)

HEALTH
“Wider Health Coverage Plan Proposed for Md.” (WaPo, 10/26) – The plan would cover 100,000 adults. Currently, “the state’s coverage for adults ranks among the worst, limiting benefits to those earning less than half of the federal poverty rate.”

FIRES IN CALIFORNIA
“The San Diego Foundation opens ‘After-the-Fires Fund’ to respond, recover, rebuild.”