New reports focus on youth, family employment…Who’s in charge of board performance?…Farewell to Steve Jobs [News, 10.6.11]

WORKFORCE | Two new reports from the Brookings Institute:

- A survey of 16 to 24 year-olds finds that thirty percent of low-income young adults without a college degree are unemployed and not in school – a number that far exceeds the national average. (WaPo, 10/6)

- The Fall 2011 edition of The Future of Children, from Brookings and Princeton University, looks at “the challenges parents face in taking care of family responsibilities while also holding down a job and explores the implications of those challenges for child and family wellbeing.”

EDUCATION
- Chronic truancy down at some D.C. middle schools (WaPo, 10/6)

- A French immersion school in Prince George’s County has the highest reported number of students learning Russian in the country. (WaPo, 10/6) I can’t write anything clever in Russian because they use a different alphabet!

SAFETY | In MoCo: Schools Try To Improve Pedestrian Safety (WAMU, 10/6) and  P.G. schools to try to make walking to school safer (Examiner, 10/6)

NONPROFITS | From The Meyer Foundation’s Rick Moyers: Who’s Really in Charge of Board Performance? (Chronicle, 10/6) “Ask people in the nonprofit world who is to blame for poor board performance, and you won’t get agreement. Some people say it’s the board’s fault. Others say it’s the CEO’s.”

HOMELESSNESS | Prince William County is applying for a competitive grant from HUD, worth $680,000, aimed at providing services and housing for the homeless. The county’s homelessness rate has increased 40 percent from last year. (WaPo, 10/6)

HEALTH | Report from the Urban Institute: Containing the Growth of Spending in the U.S. Health System (Urban, 10/5)

ENVIRONMENT | Dominion Virginia Power is offering a pricing discount to customers who drive plug-in electric cars. (WAMU, 10/6) Another excuse to buy a beautiful Tesla Model S!

GOODBYE | Remembering the life and philanthropy of Steve Jobs, who said, “There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” (WG Daily, 10/6)


Rebekah will usher you into a beautiful weekend with tomorrow’s Daily. See you all on Tuesday.

- Christian

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