[News 12/21] The date is a palindrome.

It’s been a great year folks. The Daily will return (with its creator back at the helm) in January. Happy Holidays, and see you in 2008!

– Christian

EDUCATION
The Public Education Working Group met with State Superintendent of Education Deborah Gist earlier this week. Read about it here.

[D.C.] Just a little multi-million dollar confusion. (WaPo 12/21)

[D.C.] Oh, and some more multi-million dollar confusion. This time with consequences. (Examiner 12/20)

CAPACITY BUILDING
[N.Y.C.] It might not be our region, but the NY Times ran an interesting article about how The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is well on track to raise $120 million dollars for a fund specifically dedicated to building the capacity of nonprofits. (NY Times 12/21)

REGION
[Md.] Critical self-reflection is an important (though frequently forgotten) task of any good democracy. The Montgomery County Council has a fun way of looking at its own work. (WaPo 12/20)

HOLIDAYS
Here’s a personal favorite of mine.  Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you will appreciate this demonstration of the power of (musical) collaboration.  Happy Holidays everyone!