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Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

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 control but decided against providing students with information on consent, sexual orientation and gender identity....

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Inslee wins third term, voters weigh in on sex ed

Nov. 4, 2020 2:29 AM EST

Gov. Jay Inslee's attempt to win a third term and an effort to repeal a statewide sex-education requirement for public school students top Washington state's general election ballot. Here is a summary of major races on the ballot. GOVERNOR Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has been elected to a third term in Washington...

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington passes 1st voter-approved sex ed mandate in US

Nov. 4, 2020 2:16 AM EST

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 year. Referendum 90 was Washington’s only statewide ballot measure in the November election and the nation’s first...

Washington state court explains ruling in defamation case

Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

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 Reykdal championed a policy that teaches “sexual position to fourth graders.” The court ruled...

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)

COVID, sex ed define Washington superintendent race

Oct. 14, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

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. With upheaval affecting all corners of public life in 2020, incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal says his experience as...