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July 21, 2011 / Christian Clansky

Office of Family and Public Engagement turnover…School-based health center planned…The value of infrastructure organizations [News, 7.21.11]

Late-breaking edition today! Mainly because of technological difficulties.

EDUCATION | DCPS’ Office of Family and Public Engagement has turned over a large portion of its staff. Bill Turque calls it “a bloodletting.” (WaPo, 7/21)

HEALTH
– The Northern Virginia Health Foundation has awarded $769,000 in grants focused on health and health care. “We remain committed to working with safety net clinics and strategic partners that are providing effective care and leadership to improve the health of our region’s most vulnerable residents,” said President and CEO Patricia Mathews. (Loudoun Times, 7/21)

– A planned school-based health care center in Silver Spring has received almost $500,000 in federal funding. The center is expected to serve 1,200 kids a year. (Gazette, 7/21)

– As rumored earlier this week, Prince George’s County will officially build a new hospital that will help create a regional medical network. (WaPo, 7/21)

OPINION | In today’s Daily, Tamara explores the concept of infrastructure organizations and asks if they are really necessary in the age of the internet. Hint: her answer has an exclamation mark in it. (WG Daily, 7/21)

NONPROFITS | CITGO is hosting a contest to give away thousands of gallons of gas to nonprofits across the country. There are quite a few eligible ones from our region, so take a second to vote for them!

LOCAL | Here’s a pretty cool meta-retrospective – a photographer holds up old pictures of the District in front of the same current location. (Business Insider)

WEATHER | In case you couldn’t tell from the fact that your clothes are drenched, it’s hotter than the inside of Mount Vesuvius. Drink tons of water and stay inside. For the next three days.


Welcome home to the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis. It sure doesn’t seem like manned space exploration should be a chapter of history that we’re ready to close.

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