In the News – Monday Round-up [12.15]


EDUCATION
Charter schools make gains on tests (WaPo, 12/15) – “Headway by poor children linked to rigorous methods, ample funds.” “Charters are a good way for us to learn what might be possible,” said Marie Groark, a spokeswoman for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which supports the city’s traditional public schools, D.C. Prep and other charters. [Full WaPo series on Charter Schools]
Truancy in D.C. – Part 1 (WAMU, 12/15)

SCANDAL
Boston donors bilked out of millions (Boston Globe, 12/13) – “Some of Boston’s wealthiest and most prominent philanthropists have lost millions of dollars”
Madoff Arrest Sends Shockwaves Through Jewish Philanthropy (Forward, 12/12)

CHILD WELFARE
Maryland child advocacy group launches campaign focusing on youth health and education (WaPo, 12/14), on ACY’s “Maryland Can Do Better for Children” campaign. ACY is supported by various WG members, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Freddie Mac Foundation, and the Moriah Fund.

ECONOMY
Calls for Food, Utility Help Nearly Double in Fairfax Co. (WaPo, 12/13)

JUVENILE JUSTICE/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
A Rosy View of Youth Crime (WaPo, 12/13) – in which Colbert King brings the stats.

HOMELESSNESS
DC to make homeless shelters more accessible (Examiner, 12/13)