In D.C., 45 new principals and 250 fired teachers [News, 7/7]

Rhee Deploys ‘Army of Believers’ (WaPo, 7/5) – among the 45 new principals are three New Leaders for New Schools grads.
Rhee to Fire 250 Teachers Who Missed Certification Date (WaPo, 7/4) – the deadline for certification was already extended several times.
Donations to schools vary greatly by districts (Examiner, 7/7)
* WG EVENT: A Conversation with Michelle Rhee – July 17

Religious Giving Breaks $100 Billion Mark in 2007 (ChristianPost, 7/4) – It’s a record.
First-Quarter Donations Down For Charities, Study Finds (McClatchy, 7/3) – so far, a not-so-great ’08.
Baltimore Area Grantmakers group helps direct resources to meet needs (Md. Daily Record, 7/6) – on the role of a regional association of grantmakers.
The Baltimore Sun covers giving circles (7/6)
Charities reap meager rewards from fund-raising (LATimes, 7/6)

Opening: D.C. area’s first transitional housing facility for homeless gay and transgender youth (Blade, 7/4) – “The nonprofit Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness … arranged for city funding to finance the Alston House.”

The Food Crisis Hits Home (WaPo, 7/6) – “The situation at Miriam’s Kitchen, a feeding program in Foggy Bottom, illustrates the vicious cycle.”

– In Fairfax, a realization about traffic and housing: You gotta plan ahead (WaPo, 7/5)
– In Md., O’Malley officials work for a statewide plan to guide development (WaPo, 7/5)
– Meanwhile, Loudoun County Va. decides it’s had enough growth, thanks. (WaPo, 7/5)

Jacob Lawrence’s migration series goes to D.C. schools (Examiner, 7/7) – “The Phillips created a lively teaching kit”