C.D.C. Sets 42 Grants for AIDS Education

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The federal Centers for Disease Control has awarded 42 grants--totaling $7 million--for programs to help teach young people about acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

The grants are part of "cooperative agreements" forged between the federal health agency and 15 national organizations, 15 state education departments, and 12 city school systems.

Under the five-year agreements, the recipients will work with the agency and other educational organizations in developing aids instruction for young people from junior-high-school to college age.

The projects range from an effort by the Council of Chief State School Officers to conduct a nationwide survey on the status of aids education to the development of a policymakers' guide on teaching about the disease by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Jack Jones, public-health adviser to the cdc's office of school health and special projects, said 70 applicants competed for the grants. He said the agency planned to announce a second round of grant awards early next year.

The list of recipients includes:

National Organizations American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Reston, Va; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, Va.; American College Health Association, Rockville, Md.; American School Health Association, Kent, Ohio; Center for Population Options, Washington; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington; etr Associates, Santa Cruz, Calif.

National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, Va.; National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston; National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, Washington; National Network of Runaway and Youth Services Inc., Washington; National Organization of Black County Officials, Washington; The National pta, Chicago; National Rural and Small Schools Consortium, Bellingham, Wash.; and National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Va.

States and Territories California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington.

Local Education Agencies Baltimore City Schools; Boston Public Schools; Chicago Public Schools; The School Board of Dade County, Miami, Fla; Dallas Independent School District; Denver Public Schools; Los Angeles Unified School District; New York City Board of Education; Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans; School District of Philadelphia; San Francisco Unified School District; and Seattle Public Schools.

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