Category: early care and education

Thursday, March 29 – In the News…


CHILD CARE
[VA] “Speaking Out for Subsidies” (WaPo, 3/29)
As Virginia’s waiting list for child care subsidies grows, Voices for Virginia’s Children is helping parents speak out. High child care costs cause many low-income families to return to welfare.

HEALTH
[MD] Hospital proposal sparks friction in Pr. George’s County (WaPo, 3/29)
County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) does not want a new state-appointed authority taxing the county’s residents to pay off hospital debts, but he is not offering specifics about his alternative plan. His plan involves a buyer which he will not name publically–yet he has informed the Post that it’s Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. It all seems a little strange. Meanwhile, the hospital system, which serves 180,000 annually, will run out of cash in a few days.

EDUCATION
[MD] Leave Pr. George’s school board alone (WaPo editorial, 3/29)
[Opinion] A proposal to reshape the board is unwarranted since “the new Board of Education is focused, attentive and working well with Superintendent John E. Deasy.”

On Tuesday, April 3, WG Members are invited to attend
“Prince George’s County – Next Steps (Part Two)”