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October 17, 2014 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – Oct. 14 through Oct. 17, 2014

THIS WEEK IN HOMELESSNESS
The District announced a plan to eventually close the controversial D.C. General homeless shelter by winter season 2015-2016. Under the new plan, developed with best practices in mind, families will be housed in smaller buildings throughout the city in order to embed services within a variety of communities.  In the meantime, the approximately 600 children residing at D.C. General now have a new playground to use. (WAMU, 10/14)

THIS WEEK AT WRAG
WRAG president Tamara Copeland explained what it takes to launch a new initiative, using the Community Wealth Building Initiative as a prime example of what can happen when the right elements come together. (Daily, 10/14)

THIS WEEK IN THE DISTRICT
After seven long months, a winning design for the 11th Street Bridge Project was selected. Are you ready to get into some urban agriculture at “Anacostia Crossing?” We may need to wait until some time in 2018, but it will still certainly be really cool. (DCist, 10/16)

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
Some significant disparities were found in a study of per-pupil spending at school districts across the region. Higher amounts spent did not always correlate with district performance, but perhaps most shocking was the big gap between the highest and lowest spending school systems in the region. (WaPo, 10/15)


Just what do the poor, middle class and rich do for a living? Here is an interactive graph displaying the 10 most popular jobs within each income bracket.

– Ciara

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