- Thanks to a new $62 million grant from the Department of Education, high performing DCPS principals will be eligible for raises. Principals at the 40 lowest performing schools will be eligible for the biggest raises. (WaPo, 9/27)
- Prince George’s schools make steady progress but continue to face challenges (WaPo, 9/28) Toward the end of the article is this startling nugget: nationally, “only 43 percent of students who took the SAT are considered ready for college.”
- On the Washington Area Women’s Foundation blog, Mariah Craven writes about the need for investment in community colleges, which, as a lower-cost alternative to traditional four year colleges, enable many women to get a postsecondary education and improve their job prospects.
DEMOGRAPHICS | A new census report shows that the number of people identifying as multiracial in Virginia and Maryland increased at almost twice the rate of the rest of the country over the last decade. (Examiner, 9/28)
HEALTH | Grantmakers in Health has released an issue brief on the benefits and challenges of integrating oral health and primary care. (GIH, September 2012)
DISTRICT | D.C. agency fails elderly and disabled adults in need, inspector general says (WaPo, 9/28)
BUDGETS | Greater Greater Washington looks at the potential impact of sequestration on the region’s transit system. (GGW, 9/27)
IMPACT | Public Allies’ CEO Paul Schmitz reflects on the challenges facing collective impact efforts. (Huffington Post, 9/27)
Related: Paul Schmitz is the keynote speaker at our Annual Meeting this year, and registration is open. Don’t miss it!