Stories tagged: sex education
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
Lewis and Clark student’s survey helps persuade committee to delay new sex ed curriculum for Spokane Public Schools
With the ongoing debate over how Spokane students should be taught sex education, a senior from Lewis and Clark High School sat down Wednesday and delivered her research project that …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Committee needs more time to study sex education curriculum for Spokane schools
The committee that will review changes to how Spokane Public School conducts middle-school sex education met Thursday but decided it needs more time to review three volumes of proposed curriculum.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control
A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane schools should stop tiptoeing through sex ed controversy
Not too long ago, a relatively small but relatively loud group of people approached the Spokane School Board to oppose a planned sex-ed curriculum. The result: The process of adopting …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum
Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan
Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
Spokane school board flooded with emails after sex education vote delayed
Spokane school board members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum.
Sun., July 16, 2017
Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality
These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Spokane schools delay sex ed plan amid concerns about Planned Parenthood
School administrators have delayed making a divisive decision on sex education curriculum.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Advocate of abstinence-only sex education gets high Health and Human Services post
A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. A.F. Randall of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church addressed a “mothers-and-daughters-only” meeting at the Auditorium Theater on the subject of “sex truth.”
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Gonorrhea cases on the rise in Inland Northwest
The gonorrhea warning call can be hard to make and hard to receive. But phone calls to sex partners of people diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection are part of …
Thu., June 3, 2010
Study shows rhythm method gaining popularity with teens
ATLANTA – A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it’s OK for an unmarried female to have …
Wed., Oct. 29, 1997
Studies Show It’s Pure Risk Abatement
With 1 million teens becoming pregnant and as many as 3 million acquiring a sexually transmitted disease each year, it is critically important for mothers and fathers to talk with …
Fri., Oct. 6, 1995
Teacher Reprimanded For Allowing Condom Demonstration
A Borah High School teacher has been reprimanded for allowing a guest speaker to demonstrate how to apply a condom to a wooden model of a penis. As a result …