PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are considering banning sex education before fifth grade and requiring written parental permission before discussing sexuality or gender identity in any classes....
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate voted Monday to advance a bill that would allow parents of public school students to opt out of sex education and would ban abortion providers from offering...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Senate committee considered Wednesday a bill that would require parental consent for sexual education and ban abortion providers from offering information in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the first changes to the sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years, the State Board of Education on Friday approved teaching middle schoolers about birth...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for public schools to stand and take effect later this school...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation case brought by Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal against his election opponent who stated...
SEATTLE (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and a controversial sex education mandate are casting a shadow over the race for Washington state education chief in the November election.
SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The largest school district in Tucson has introduced a new curriculum that would include sex education, an issue that has raised much debate in the past year.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers on Thursday postponed a final decision on controversial proposals to impose a near-total ban on abortion and criminalize school sex education in the...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers began debating draft laws Wednesday that would impose a near-total ban on abortion, criminalize sex education in schools and equate homosexuality with...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Paying lip service to COVID-19 lockdown rules, scores of women driving cars or riding bicycles in Warsaw protested Tuesday against a new effort by the conservative government...
South Carolina education officials have agreed not to enforce part of their own state law that bans sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless...
A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require school districts that offer a comprehensive sex education curriculum rely on “medically accurate,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative groups in Utah have told school officials they disapprove of a new teacher instructional guide for sex education, saying the guide was inappropriate and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado school board is calling for an investigation into the state's sexual-education law, saying a recent update overrides the authority of local school...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona education officials have left sex education rules alone after hearing parents, lawmakers and advocates rail against proposed changes.
In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that stress abstinence in sex education taught by the group Ascend. The...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California State Board of Education's vote to revise sex education guidance for public school teachers (all times local):
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would require parents to "opt in" before their children can receive sex education in school has cleared the Idaho House on a party-line vote.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has proposed a bill that would provide a specific definition of consent for schools to use when the subject comes up during sex education...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers heard testimony from the public about a sex education bill that would no longer make enrolling students in the course automatic.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal for universal, all-grade sex education passed the state Senate Wednesday after extensive debate.
The proposal, which passed on a 28-21 vote, would require...
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is one that's both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug. It's called "Sex Education" and it's like a classic John Hughes high school comedy bloomed in the United Kingdom.
"It's very much a contemporary British love letter to American high school films," says series star Gillian Anderson of "The X-Files" fame.
Zara Larsson’s sex education classes
ATLANTA (AP) — The national dialogue about sexual assault and harassment is making its way into Georgia schools.
Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, Georgia students are hearing more about consent in sex education classes.
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school board member has apologized for saying that Hitler wasn't bad during a hearing over state sex education requirements.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that Andrew Cruz said Wednesday he made a poor analogy during the Sept. 6 meeting of the Chino Valley Unified School District board.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8 was named Wednesday as Planned Parenthood's new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades.
Dr. Leana Wen will assume the role Nov. 12, six days after midterm elections in which Planned Parenthood's political wing plans to spend $20 million on behalf of candidates who support abortion rights.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The archbishop of Omaha has recommended a new sex education curriculum for Catholic schools that opposes homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California school officials say they've ended a sex education program for elementary school students after parents complained the curriculum was too graphic, undermined religious values and promoted premature sexual interest.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has heard proposals to change the schools dress code to gender-neutral language and adopt a more inclusive sex education curriculum.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Amanda Thomashow said the sex education curriculum at the Michigan public schools she attended never mentioned consent, but it did warn against the perils of premarital sex.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.
Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a culture of life." But women's-rights activists and some medical experts view the multi-pronged changes as a dangerous ideological shift that could increase unintended pregnancies and abortions.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill requiring school districts that teach sex education to include information about sexual violence, sexual harassment and consent.
The bill, approved by the House in a 127-19 vote Tuesday, would also provide subsidies for people taking a high school equivalency test for the first time, require that school districts notify parents if their child's data was breached and would place an active teacher on the state education board.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Democrats running to be Nevada governor say they support a woman's right to choose to have an abortion and won't support restrictions on the procedure.
Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisloak and Chris Giunchigliani made the comments at a forum Thursday night where they also pledge to support paid family leave and "comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education" in all schools that parents can opt out of if they choose.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill requiring high school sex education to include information about sexual harassment and assault.
The proposal, approved Tuesday in an 85-59 vote, would mandate that information about consent, sexual violence and sexual harassment be covered in schools teaching sex education. Lessons also would address how to resist unwanted sexual advances.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Millard school district in Omaha is sticking by its pro-abstinence approach on sex education.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two parents want the Millard school district to adopt a comprehensive policy on sex education instead of sticking to its pro-abstinence approach.
The parents urged the school board at its meeting Monday to mirror the Omaha Public Schools approach, which encourages abstinence but also teaches about contraception, abortion, gender identity and sexual orientation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on action by Kentucky lawmakers to pass bills in the waning days of the 2018 legislative session (all times local):
The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would require sex education classes in public schools to include abstinence education.
The bill cleared the House on a 77-14 vote Tuesday. The measure goes back to the Senate, which will consider changes made by the House.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City is quiet for a Friday afternoon. The woman at the front desk looks bored. Cleaning staffers move in and out of elevators. A cosplay couple pass through on their way to the Salt Lake Comic Con, happening a few blocks north.
And down a long hallway, around a corner and inside a large ballroom, there's a guy who can't stop talking about penises.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal to update Idaho's nearly 50-year-old sex education law sparked too many concerns for lawmakers to advance the legislation on Friday.
Instead, the House Education Committee agreed the bill needs to be amended to better protect parental rights before allowing the full House to vote on it.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conservative groups urged Indiana lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would require parents to "opt in" in order for their children to take sex education classes in public schools.
The proposal, which was debated during a House committee hearing, would require parents to be notified — and give them the opportunity to review — any curriculum dealing with sexual activity, sexual orientation or gender identity.
FAYETTEVILLE N.C. (AP) — A large school system in North Carolina has voted to get rid of its sex education program, which some parents said was too graphic.
Media outlets reported the Cumberland County School Board voted Tuesday to ditch the "Get Real" sex education program it started in 2016 and return to a program it first used in 2009.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Religious and social conservatives in Costa Rica have found a lot to object to from President Luis Guillermo Solis' government.
A decision to allow in-vitro fertilization. A plan to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. The publication of sex education guides by the Education Ministry, and the announcement of courses that would include discussion of sexual diversity.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island state Rep. Joseph Solomon has introduced a bill that would encourage schools to teach consent in sexual education classes.
The Warwick Democrat tells The Providence Journal he was inspired to present the bill because of the Me Too movement and recent sexual-offense allegations that brought to light confusion surrounding consent.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — School officials in the city of Niagara Falls have voted to approve a new health and sex education program.
The Niagara Falls City School Board voted 8-1 in favor of the overhaul at a meeting Thursday night. Superintendent Mark Laurrie says the new curriculum will include physical, mental and emotional health education.
BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district will no longer invite an outside group to give sex education talks after a presenter from the group compared a girl's virginity to chewing gum.