A Clear-Eyed Look At Regional Poverty (WaPo, 8/31) – Washington Area Women’s Foundation President Phyllis R. Caldwell: “Local policymakers and program providers in the District, Maryland and Virginia should follow [Mayor] Bloomberg’s example. In our fight to help women and families thrive, we must begin by being realistic about the financial challenges they face.”
After-school programs in D.C. get bad news (WBJ, 8/29) – fewer city grants for D.C. after-school programs
Former Microsoft exec is new Gates Foundation CEO (AP, 9/1)
– Fixing Washington D.C.’s School System (FastCompany, Sept. ’08)
– Pearlstein: A Watershed Labor Negotiation (WaPo, 8/29)
– 14 Schools Named to D.C. Program to Motivate Students With Cash (WaPo, 8/29)
– Op-eds: She’s Right on Teachers (WaPo, 8/31) … But Wrong on Paying Students (WaPo, 8/31)
– Extra School Funds Sought (WaPo, 9/1)
– Op-ed: Great buildings don’t make great schools (WaPo, 9/1)
– Op-ed: “Better education through innovation” (LATimes, 8/31) (Thanks reader DJ) – What the next president can do to support the work of education entrepreneurs in transforming the lives of low-income children.
– In NYC, Campaign to Keep Schools Under Mayor’s Thumb (NYTimes, 9/1)
– Public School Fees Wear On Montgomery Parents (WaPo, 8/31)
– Fighting HIV-AIDS One Syringe at a Time (WaPo, 8/29)- a column from U.S. Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY), who was instrumental in lifting DC’s ban on using public funds for syringe exchange programs.
– HIV Rates Spur Outreach to African Immigrants (WaPo, 9/2)
BUDGETS: Md. May Face $1 Billion Shortfall (WaPo, 8/29)
WORKFORCE: Hispanics Hit Hard As Workers Lose Hours (WaPo, 9/1)