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Laval S. Wilson, Boston's superintendent of schools, has recommended establishing a health clinic in one district high school this fall that would prescribe, but not dispense, contraceptives.

In making the recommendation, which must be approved by the school committee, Mr. Wilson rejected a controversial proposal to establish clinics in two high schools and two middle schools that would dispense contraceptives. That proposal had been approved by a task force appointed by Mr. Wilson. (See Education Week, Jan. 28, 1987.)

Gov. Bob Martinez, Republican of Florida, has refused to support a recommendation from the state's six Cabinet members--all of whom are Democrats--to earmark the revenue from a planned state lottery entirely for education.

The Cabinet, which serves as the state board of education, this month forwarded a proposal to the legislature that recommends that 80 percent of the lottery proceeds be spent on K-12 education and 20 percent on state universities and community colleges.

Governor Martinez abstained from voting on the nonbinding proposal, saying that the education improvements should be financed with general-fund revenues.

Voters in Florida approved a state lottery last November, but the legislature has yet to enact a law implementing it. (See Education Week, March 4, 1987.)

All but 3 of Connecticut's 165 school districts have agreed to raise teacher salaries under a 1986 law that provided funding for, but did not mandate, the pay increases, according to a survey by the Connecticut Education Association.

A survey conducted last fall found that 93 percent of the districts planned to participate in the program. (See Education Week, Nov. 19, 1986.)

Under the law, the state will provide funding for districts that agree to raise the minimum teacher salary to $20,000, and to grant raises to veteran teachers.

The only districts that elected not to seek state funding were Harwinton, New Canaan, and Norfolk, the C.E.A. found.

State Superintendent Herbert C. Grover of Wisconsin has presented a set of recommendations from his advisory council on Japanese language and culture to Gov. Tommy G. Thompson.

The 22-member panel of business leaders, lawmakers, and educators was created last May to advise the state schools chief on educational improvements that might help attract Japanese business investments. (See Education Week, Dec. 17, 1986.)

Among other recommendations sent to the Governor this month, the report calls for the establishment of Japanese language instruction in the public schools, the adoption of a "school within a school'' method for teaching the children of Japanese business officials, and the expansion of exchange and internship programs with Japan.

It would also make Wisconsin, in Mr. Grover's words, "the first state in the nation to have a certification program for teachers of Japanese.''

Vol. 06, Issue 25

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