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May 30, 2012 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

MD gets No Child Left Behind waiver…An interview with DHS boss David Berns…New Common Grant Application launched [News, 5.30.12]

– Maryland has received a waiver from certain requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Virginia and D.C.’s applications for waivers are still under review. (Examiner, 5/30)

Southeast D.C. middle school to teach half of courses online next year (Examiner, 5/28)

EQUITY | A new Brookings study reveals the not terribly surprising fact that, in D.C., the areas that are most walkable also have the highest average income. (WaPo, 5/27)

WORKFORCE | Hundreds in District to lose unemployment benefits (WaPo, 5/29)

– Lydia DePillis has an interview with David Berns, director of D.C.’s Department of Human Services, about his efforts around ending homelessness and poverty in the District. (City Paper, 5/29)

– A 150 bed shelter for homeless veterans is coming to Southeast D.C. (City Paper, 5/24)

ARTS | The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is seeking applications to create a lighting installation on Connecticut Avenue south of Dupont Circle. (Borderstan, 5/29)

ANNOUNCEMENT | In case you missed it, yesterday marked the launch of WRAG’s revised Common Grant Application and related forms. (WG Daily, 5/29)

This six-year-old can probably spell better than you. And she can definitely spell better than whoever made this.


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