Volunteers needed for DC Schools’ “Beautification Day” [News, 8/22]


DC SCHOOLS
Volunteers Needed for Beautification Day (WaPo, 8/22 – scroll down) – “a citywide volunteer spruce-up of school buildings, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.” More info here.
Rhee says School Hirings/Firings will be “Extraordinarily Fair” (WAMU, 8/22)
D.C. Tries Cash as a Motivator In School – Initiative Is Aimed At Middle Grades (WaPo, 8/22)
 – “$100 per month for displaying good behavior.” Ugh. See Marc Fisher’s blog post: “Desperation Time In D.C.: School Is Money?”

PHILANTHROPY
Rep. Tubbs Jones, Co-Chair of Congressional Philanthropy Caucus, Dies (Chronicle, 8/21)

JUVENILE JUSTICE/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Survey: In DC, strong support for rehabilitating convicted youth – instead of putting them in the DC jail, an adult facility. (Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, 8/20) 

ENVIRONMENT/HOUSING
Boston sets green standard for affordable housing (Boston Globe, 8/22)