|AZ||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Curriculum - Abortion|
Provides that, in view of the state's strong interest in promoting childbirth and adoption over elective abortion, no school district or charter school can endorse, provide financial support, instructional program support, allow any presentation during instruc...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma|
Encourages high schools to include a segment on prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma during a student's final year of study. Provides this segment should also suggest methods of calming crying infants, techniques for caregivers to use to calm themselves...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.
Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 06/2009||P-12||Parenting and Paternity Awareness Program|
At the district's discrection, authorizes a teacher of a mandated parenting and paternity awareness program in the high school health curriculum to modify the suggested sequence and pace of the program. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB0...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 06/2009||P-12||Parenting Curricula|
Authorizes districts to use in the middle school or junior high curriculum the parenting and paternity awareness (p.a.p.a.) program that is mandated for use in the high school health curriculum (http://www.tahperd.org/HOME_PDFs/papa_overview_wcontact.pdf). Per...
|OH||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Family and Consumer Sciences Programs|
Sets criteria for family and consumer sciences programs in grades 7-12. Requires all such programs to be approved by the department of education. http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/61/3301-61-04_PH_FF_N_RU_20090513_1242.pdf...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2007||P-12||Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum|
To address an increase in births to unmarried parents in Texas from 1995 to 2002, the office of the Attorney General created the Parenting and Paternity Awareness (P.A.P.A.) program. The program involves engaging students in discussions regarding marriage, co...
|TN||Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2007||P-12||Teaching Procedures re: "Safe Haven" Law|
S.B. 293, H.B. 0234
This bill requires that the course of instruction in all public schools in grades 9 through 12 include instruction regarding the procedure for voluntarily surrendering an infant in Tennessee. This bill requires the state board of education to develop guideline...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Human Growth and Development Curriculum|
Defines "age-appropriate" and "research-based." Directs the department of education to develop age-appropriate and research-based materials for districts about the dangers of sexual exploitation by means of the Internet, including specific strategies to help s...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Dating Violence & Abusive Relationship Instruction|
Requires the state Board of Education to incorporate instruction on dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships into its curriculum guidelines for family life education. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1916ER...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Child Development and Parental Skills|
Provides for the establishment of a curriculum for instruction regarding child development and parental skills and responsibility for the welfare of pupils and the community to be available in school districts. Provides that such curriculum may include instruc...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Adoption Awareness|
Requires inclusion of adoption awareness in health course or another course required for high school graduation. Provides that adoption awareness is required instruction in nonpublic secondary schools in a manner that is the sole discretion of the nonpublic se...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Instruction in Marriage and Parental Responsibility|
Provides that if a school board provides instruction in the areas of human sexuality, reproduction, family planning, AIDS, prenatal development, childbirth, adoption, available prenatal and postnatal support, and male and female responsibility, the board must ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Adoption Awareness|
Requires the inclusion of the topic of adoption awareness in middle or high school courses that include material related to family life, including Family Life and Consumer Science Education courses. Defines adoption awareness.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Family Preservation Education Program|
Encourages each school district board of directors to adopt a family preservation education program curriculum and offer a family preservation unit in high school. The board of directors may adopt the model curriculum developed by the superintendent of public...
|DE||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Certification of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher|
14 DAC, 331, 1566, 1.0 - 3.3.12
Amends regulations relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for educational personnel. Changes are made to conform to changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Section is renumbered to reflect its movement to the Pro...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Parenting Programs|
Requires the Department of Correctional Education to arrange for noncustodial parent offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to be afforded the opportunity to participate in pre- and post- release parenting programs that include par...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Comprehensive Family Life Education|
Defines comprehensive family life education; directs the Commissioner of Education to take action to implement K-12 comprehensive family life education programs, contracting with local family planning services. Includes parental opt-out. http://janus.state.me...