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November 22, 2016 / Kendra Allen, Editor

The new chancellor of D.C.’s public school system

EDUCATION
– Today, D.C. Mayor Bowser announced that Oakland schools superintendent, Antwan Wilson, is her pick for the next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. Mr. Wilson is excited to lead the nation’s capital school system, which is somewhat similar to Oakland in terms of achievement rates. (WAMU, 11/22)

Bowser’s choice of Wilson is the culmination of a national search that began shortly after Henderson announced in late June that she would leave the post in September, after close to seven years leading DCPS. It also marks a break from Henderson’s own hiring: she worked under and succeeded Rhee, who came to D.C. in 2007 to become the city’s first chancellor under mayoral control.

And for Wilson, the appointment marks a quick move away from Oakland, where he served two years heading a school system that includes both traditional public and public charter schools. But he said that he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to lead DCPS.

-School districts in Maryland are planning how to adjust to a new mandate that schools must start after Labor Day. Spring break, teacher professional days and severe weather days are all considerations. (WaPo, 11/21)

PHILANTHROPY
– Reflecting on the rise in hate crimes and racially-charged rhetoric since the presidential election, WRAG’s president Tamara Copeland affirms WRAG’s leadership in confronting racism and urges us all to stand against bigotry. (Daily, 11/22)

ELECTION | The presidential election isn’t over until the Electoral College votes on December 19th. Read how this works. (NPQ, 11/18)

Related: Check out WRAG’s first video in its Structural Racism Theater series, “A Pernicious Compromise,” which looks at the connection between the Electoral College and the Three-Fifths Compromise.

HOUSING
-The District’s housing affordablilty requirements have an expiration date. What if we could make housing permanently affordable? (GGW, 11/21)

D.C. Is Seeing The Highest Housing Construction Levels In Five Decades (DCist, 11/21)

GIVING The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the Catalogue for Philanthropy have partnered to produce the 14th edition of the Catalogue of Philanthropy. Read this year’s list here.

HEALTH/VIRGINIAVirginia declares opioid emergency, makes antidote available to all (WaPo, 11/21)


Social Sector Job Openings

Grants Coordinator | La Clinica del Pueblo– New!
BUILD Health Challenge Executive Director | de Beaumont Foundation
Director of Development and Communications | Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Manager of Communications | Do Good Institute, University of Maryland
Brand and Impact Manager | The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Senior Advisor | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Donor Services Officer | The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Development Manager | ACT for Alexandria
President & CEO | Delaware Grantmakers Association

Hiring? Post your job on WRAG’s job board and get it included in the Daily! Free for members; $60/60 days for non-members. Details here.


Community Calendar
To add an event to WRAG’s community calendar, email Rebekah Seder. Click the image below to access the calendar.


I don’t know if these restaurants have good food but they look pretty cool!

-Kendra

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