Latest Sex education News

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to taking indecent liberties

Jun. 09, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A former teacher at a Winston-Salem charter school pleaded guilty Tuesday in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Tyrus Cromartie, 27, was sentenced to 10 to 12...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Declaring racism a public health crisis a bold step for CT, but there’s more to do Connecticut becomes a better state when it questions its identity. Children of color should see reflections of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 28, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 26, 2021. Editorial: CT lavishes former UConn presidents with cushy jobs You’d never know this state is often in financial straits by the way its flagship university spends wildly on some of its faculty, namely its...

Vetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changes

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A contentious sex education bill that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month is being revived, with the sponsor keeping what she called “the heart” of the proposal, increased parental notifications, but stripping out provisions that specifically targeted...

ND governor vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

May. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. The Republican governor...

University officials urge bill veto at expense of lost funds

Apr. 30, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education and the university system chancellor want Gov. Doug Burgum to veto a bill that would prevent a school from funneling grant money to a person or organization that promotes or performs abortions. ...

Bill passed to stop NDSU ties with Planned Parenthood

Apr. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Republican-led North Dakota Legislature has passed legislation aimed at preventing North Dakota State University from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state. The bill easily passed the Republican-led...

Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education legislation

Apr. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues. The governor called the legislation overly broad and vague and said...

Arkansas bill OK'd to block Planned Parenthood sex education

Apr. 19, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers sent legislation to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday to prevent Planned Parenthood from providing sex education programs in public schools. The Senate voted 27-5 for the measure prohibiting public schools from entering into any...

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Apr. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to...