In the News – Thursday Round-up [8/14]

Area schools test ways to track performance (Examiner, 8/14)
‘Change Agent’ To Lead UDC (WaPo, 8/14)
Pay Dispute Continues as Classes Near (WaPo, 8/14) – The thing is, joining the new salary tier in exchange for giving up tenure is optional. Seems hard for teachers to line up against this without looking bad.

The Case for Juvenile Courts (opinion – NYTimes, 8/14) (thanks reader M)

F.C. Council Hails Diversity in Pro-Affordable Housing Vote (Falls Church News Press, 8/13)
Area foreclosure activity increases again (WBJ, 8/14)

Living Cities Launches Innovative Loan Fund to Revitalize America’s Cities (wire, 8/14) – “Investors in the first round include The Ford Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and DeutscheBank Americas Foundation.”

Health Working Group – September 8
Arts and Humanities Working Group Quarterly Meeting – September 11
Assessing a Grantee’s Financial Health and Accountability Part 1: Navigating the New 990 – September 17
Assessing a Grantee’s Financial Health and Accountability Part 2: The Basics of Assessing Financial Health – September 17
Nosh, Network & Knowledge Corporate Luncheon – September 18
Public Education Working Group – September 24
Sustainable Communities Working Group Quarterly Meeting – September 25
Top Ten Ways Family Foundations Get Into Trouble – October 2
Health Working Group Monthly Meeting – October 6