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News Briefing: Obama’s $10 Billion Promise Stirs Hope in Early Education

By Kate Golden on December 17, 2008No Comment
  • After 146 years, the Sisters of Mercy close down the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn due to structural and accessibility problems.  [New York Times]

  • Yale's endowment drops 25% due to the recession, prompting the delay of construction projects on campus.  [Associated Press]

  • The LeBron James Family Foundation cuts some of its staff.  [Associated Press]

  • Barack Obama's interest in early education sparks hope in charities and philanthropies working to educate and care for the very young.  [New York Times]

  • The Toys for Tots program receives more requests for toys than ever.  [Washington Post]

  • Steven Spielberg, Eric Roth, and Jeffrey Katzenberg are among those who suffered losses in Madoff's fraud.  [Los Angeles Times]
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