Tuesday Round-up! [News, 9/9]


HEALTH
Profile: Family Health and Birth Center (CBS News, 9/8, via) – “An 81 year-old grandmother runs one of the most successful birthing clinics in the nation in the city with the worst infant mortality rate.” DC’s infant mortality rate is twice the national average.

DC SCHOOLS …undergo “radical changes” under a new leader (CNN, 9/7) – Rhee: of eighth graders, “only 12 percent of them are proficient in reading, and only 8 percent are proficient in math.”

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The District is seeking a developer to turn a 48-year-old Petworth public housing complex into a mix of market-rate and affordable housing. (WaPo, 9/9 – scroll down)

SOCIAL SECTOR
America’s Second Harvest changes name to Feeding America (Chronicle, 9/8)

HOMELESSNESS
Homeless Shelter On the Hot Seat Again (WaPo, 9/9) – dispute over a Fairfax homeless center continues.

CORPORATE – Pro-Bono Volunteering Campaign Tops $400 Million (wire, 9/8)

PSA – D.C. primary election today! Polls close at 8pm.

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Arts and Humanities Working Group Quarterly Meeting