In the News – Tuesday Round-up [8/12]


PHILANTHROPY
Partnership for Prince George’s County awards grants (WBJ, 8/11) … Desiree Griffin-Moore: “These important grants represent the beginning of a shift in how nonprofits in Prince George’s County operate.”
Freddie Mac Foundation responds to a WSJ opinion piece. Ralph F. Boyd Jr.: “[R]ecipients of foundation grants were neither ‘political groups,’ ‘think tanks,’ left or right-wing ‘activists,’ or ‘Beltway outfits,’ as the editorial wrongly alleged.” (Chronicle, 8/7)
“The Audacity of Bill Gates” (Time, 7/31) – on “creative capitalism”

EDUCATION
Michelle Rhee and Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John E. Deasy will speak at tonight’s 2nd Annual DC Fellow ShowcaseJim Shelton of WG member Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will moderate a discussion. (wire)

HIV/AIDS
D.C. clinic’s HIV case numbers surge – Whitman-Walker diagnoses up 232 percent from last year (Blade, 8/8)

HEALTH
D.C.’s Medicaid Rules Criticized – “Doctors argue that new guidelines are endangering people’s health” (WaPo, 8/9)

TOBACCO-FREE FAMILIES
Department of Health Unveils New DC Quit Line Media Campaign featuring NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green. (wire, 8/12)

CHILD CARE
Day Care Expands in Northern Virginia (WBJ, 8/11)