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


EDUCATION
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.

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

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

COMMUNITIES
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.”

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@WG:
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