Two hundred of Washington state's 296 school districts answered a survey by the Healthy Youth Alliance, which found roughly a third of the districts have banned teachers from discussing contraception, except for abstinence, during sex ed classes.
Advocates say more money needs to be poured into research and services for people who have autism, especially those parents who receive just $500 monthly in Social Security benefits for their autistic children's disability. The key, they say, is understanding and adapting to the students' skills.
Reports indicate that Mark K. McQuillan is slated to be appointed Connecticut's education commissioner. McQuillan reportedly is in favor of a longer school day and school year and bolstering teacher recruiting.