Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 3:42pm
Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just abstinence — under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’ll sign into law.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 4:42pm
Lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and Texas are now pushing bills that would defund comprehensive sex education programs for at-risk teenagers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:41pm
A long-time Ogden school teacher was charged Thursday with multiple felonies in connection with allegedly sexually abusing two children under the age of 14. Prosecutors charged Scott Ray McMurray, 58, with 11 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three counts of sodomy upon a child.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 3:22pm
The principal of a Massachusetts high school is reviewing a school-sanctioned sexual education course after a parent complained that a flier about the class advocated condom use. According to the Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield High School Principal Tracey Benson received the complaint from parent Bruce Radke, who saw a list of 32 phrases -- described as "Condom Sayings" -- that was passed out to about 15 students, including Radke's daughter Aleisha, a junior at the school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:39pm
The East Aurora School Board voted Friday to rescind a policy on transgender students passed just five days before. The policy aimed to protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ right to privacy, and would have asked teachers to respect students' pronoun and name choices.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:04am
With the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, a majority of Mississippi's school districts have chosen to teach an abstinence-only sex education curriculum this year.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 4:43pm
A pro-abstinence sex education law enacted recently in Tennessee has critics warning that it will fail to check the state's teen pregnancy rate, as supporters stand their ground on the need for barring explicit sex education.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:25pm
With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 10:41pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law the controversial bill that would ban teachers from discussing any so-called gateway sexual activity in sex education courses.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 2:45pm
There's been little progress in recent years in boosting the number of American secondary schools that teach students how to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).