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January 25, 2013 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

Prince George’s County to create health enterprise zone…Opposition to proposed DC graduation requirements…Grim prediction for 2013 giving [News, 1.25.13]

– Prince George’s County will get over $1 million from the state to create a health enterprise zone in Capitol Heights. The funding lasts four years, and will allow the county to employ a number of physicians, dentists, nurses, and community health workers in an effort to address the area’s poor health outcomes. (Examiner, 1/25)

– The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region reflects on the impact of the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative’s investments in the region’s healthcare workforce. (CFNCR, 1/25)

EDUCATION | DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson and a number of school leaders are opposed to proposed changes to high school graduation requirements put forth by the DC State Board of Education. (Examiner, 1/25)

TRANSIT | Experts: Funding $26b Metro plan would be difficult (Examiner, 1/25) So quick to dash our dreams!

– A new study shows that young donors are more focused on nonprofit results, creating impact, and advancing causes compared to their parents. (Chronicle, 1/25)

Giving Will Barely Rise in 2013, Forecast Predicts (Chronicle, 1/24) According to this one forecasting company, it will be one of the worst years for fundraising in 50 years (!).

– Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign proposed by the Office of Personnel Management has raised concerns that it could dramatically reduce contributions. (WaPo, 1/24)

– Here’s an interesting take on the return on investment in developing future nonprofit leadership, and the expensive unintended consequences of not investing in it. (SSIR, 1/24)

– The D.C. statehood bill has been re-introduced in the Senate. (DCist, 1/25) I’m sure that $26 billion revamping of the Metro system has a better chance of success than this.

Jim Graham ends effort to join Youth Trust board (WaPo, 1/24)

– During a seasonally appropriate weather event later today, it’s going to snow a whole one inch. It’s a good thing the region is “bracing” for it. (WTOP, 1/25)

In this woman’s defense, I’m sure this would have been a great Johnny Cash song.


One Comment

  1. kldavis / Jan 28 2013 3:04 pm

    Re: “The current dynamic in transportation is that regions generally and states and the federal government aren’t really willing to fund transportation.”
    The problem with most of our government “leaders” today is that lack of vision. Too many in and out of government have bought into the Walmart philosophy, “As long as it’s cheap, the quality doesnt matter.” Problem with that is that infrastructure needs to be of high quality and sustained with a long-term vision. Metro might be asking for the sky in the hopes of compromising someplace reasonable, but to say that none of its plan will be funded is an unworkable response. Better that the ‘burbs work on making cross-region metro and bus transportation bigger and better to get people out of their cars than to continue proposing grand plans for roads as the long-term solution to our region’s transportation needs.

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