[News 12/14] News and such.

Thank goodness…it’s Friday!

EDUCATION
– [D.C.] Good: twice as many AP and IB tests are being taken in high school compared to last year. (WaPo 12/13) Terrible: special education students electrically shocked as part of a prank. (Examiner 12/14)

HEALTH
– [Va.] “Kaine to Overhaul Mental Health System” (WaPo 12/14)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
– [D.C.] An unexpected tax surplus? Good news. The surplus being used to fund affordable housing? Great news. How to specifically allocate the money? Well, it seems that’s the $47 million dollar question. (WaPo 12/14)

OUR REGION
WMATA is really confusing. On the one hand, Metro is about to enact the largest fare hike in its history (WaPo 12/14). On the other, a member of Metro’s Board of Directors wants free rides for customers affected by delays (Examiner 12/14). I vote for the second option.

NONPROFITS
– [D.C.] That mustache is money! (WaPo 12/14)

YOUR WEEKEND
Looks like we might get some nasty weather (keeping my fingers crossed for snow). With the Golden Globe nominations announced yesterday, it might be a good weekend to catch a great flick. My personal recommendation – the masterpiece No Country for Old Men.