[News 8/1] Grantmakers meet with new D.C. schools Chancellor



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EDUCATION
Grantmakers meet with new D.C. schools Chancellor (7/31) – Washington Grantmakers’ Public Education Working Group will work with Chancellor Rhee to align resources to maximize and expedite change in District schools.

ARTS
[D.C.] Shakespeare Theatre Company receives $3 million (WaPo, 7/31, via Chronicle)

MENTAL HEALTH/HOMELESSNESS
Mental health services for chronically homeless men, starting this fall at the Franklin School Shelter in Northwest…”funded by a five-year, $2.2 million contract between the D.C. Department of Mental Health and Catholic Community Services.” (WaPo, 8/1)

HIV/AIDS
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a five-year, $15 million grant to the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology to pursue an HIV vaccine.
(AP, 8/1)

D.C. VOTING RIGHTS
“Senate Won’t Get D.C. Vote Bill Before Fall” (WaPo, 8/1)