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March 12, 2009 / nick geisinger

Area unemployment rates jump in January [News, 3.12]


WORKFORCE
Area Jobless Rates Climb to Levels Not Seen in More Than a Decade (WaPo, 3/12) – Rates in DC, Md., Va. jump a full percentage point (give or take) in one month.

GRANTS
19 nonprofits get $345K from National Harbor developer (Gazette, 3/12) – This year, fewer recipients and larger grants, says Desiree Griffin-Moore, executive director of the Prince George’s Community Foundation.

HOMELESSNESS
Foreclosure crisis fallout: More homeless children (WTOP, 3/11)

$TIMULU$
Federal Measure Allots Funds to Area (WaPo, 3/12) – $35M for DC schools, $20M to recruit and train principals

DC SCHOOL REFORM
Rhee talks about next year’s teacher evaluation system (WaPo, 3/12) – Says the teachers she’s consulted “believe it’s fair and transparent and a huge improvement over the current tool.”

DC VOTING RIGHTS
COG urges Congress to drop DC gun amendment (Examiner, 3/11) (or else!)
– Marc Fisher thinks DC should give a little on guns (WaPo, 3/12)

TIMELY GRANTS DATA
The nation’s top foundations are reporting their grants directly to the Foundation Center (3/10). Here’s how any foundation can do it.

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