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March 30, 2012 / Rebekah Seder

Montgomery County looking for funds for truancy program…DC lacks 42 percent of streetcar budget…Wendy Spencer named to head Corporation for National and Community Service [News, 3.30.12]

– Montgomery County may look to the philanthropic community to maintain funding for the Truancy Court Program, a successful program that intervenes with chronically truant students. (Examiner, 3/30)

– Here’s an interview with Jason Kamras, Chief of Human Capital for D.C. Public Schools, about IMPACT, teacher professional development, and technology in education. (Hechinger Report, 3/28)

DC high school offers $50 gift cards for high scores on tests (WaPo, 3/29) I wish my high school had thought of that.

TRANSPORTATION | D.C. officials are still trying to figure out how to raise 42 percent of the cost of operating the H Street streetcar line for the first five years. (Examiner, 3/30).

HIV/AIDS | Opinion: Supreme Court Justices Will Determine the Fate of AIDS in America (Huffington Post, 3/28)

HOMELESSNESS | The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute looks at the potential impact of the $7 million gap in funding for homeless services in Mayor Gray’s FY 2013 budget proposal. (DCFPI, 3/29)

APPOINTMENT | Senate Confirms Wendy Spencer as CEO of National Service Agency (CNCS, 3/29)

The Montgomery County Batman story is old news now, but that doesn’t make the video of the traffic stop any less amusing.



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