“Health education in the District must include sex education that is science-based and age appropriate” [News, 10/1]


HIV/AIDS
Thank you, Adam Tenner, for taking the time to write a letter (WaTimes, 9/29) in response to a recent misleading editorial. Tenner: “The author also asks us to consider why we need sex education, when HIV rates among teens are so “low.” The answer to the question is straightforward: prevention.”  Mr. Tenner is the executive director of Metro TeenAIDS. The organization’s supporters include WG’s Washington AIDS Partnership and several other WG members.

PEOPLE
– “At the Gates Foundation, John Deasy will join a swelling cohort of leading education policy thinkers… as deputy director of its U.S. education program.” … “Gates Foundation’s senior officials were impressed with the attention Deasy has paid to classroom relationships between students and teachers, as well as expanding opportunities for Advanced Placement courses.”
(WaPo, 10/1)
Hughes Institute Chooses President (WaPo, 10/1) – Robert Tijan will take the position in April. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (a WG member) is “among the largest benefactors of scientific research in the United States.”
– An ’03-’04 member of the Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps team, Joanna Pearson, recently wrote a piece for the New York Times. Now a medical student in Baltimore, Joanna worked at Joseph’s House during her year of service.

DC SCHOOLS
Teachers’ Chief Is in the Hot Seat (WaPo, 10/1) – “D.C. union president faces pressure on 3 sides in pay talks”
D.C. schools spark national teacher pay debate (Medill, 10/1)