Stories tagged: sex education
UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020
OLYMPIA – Despite stay-home orders and restrictions on gathering required by the COVID-19 pandemic, supporters of an effort to repeal a new law on comprehensive sexual education programs in state …
Mon., May 25, 2020
I did something Saturday that was completely outside my comfort zone: I stood next to a busy road and waved wildly to passing cars while holding a giant sign.
Tue., March 31, 2020
To the parents who believe that you are capable of providing your child with all they need to know about sexuality, relationships, anatomy, how to counteract messages they receive online, …
Sun., March 22, 2020
I’m proud to live in a state that is prioritizing honest, age-appropriate and medically-accurate information, so I strongly support Senate Bill 5395, the new sex ed bill, that recently passed …
Sun., March 15, 2020
Along with addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, the Legislature tackled climate change, gun control, data privacy and sex education – with mixed results.
Wed., March 11, 2020
As the sun sets on another sex-ed freakout in Olympia, a question lingers: Just how malevolent do opponents of sex ed believe teachers are?
Sat., March 7, 2020
“Mature Subject Matter – Viewer Discretion Advised” was the warning label on a live broadcast from the Washington House floor this week. The subject was state-mandated comprehensive sex education.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
The Senate approved a bill requiring all public schools offer medically accurate, comprehensive sex education geared to children at all grade levels.
Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
It’s ironic that a bill whose supporters say it’s necessary to teach affirmative consent doesn’t appear to have widespread support.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
Reardan-Edwall School Board incumbent says district on right path; opponent says district should challenge state on sex education
The candidates running for a seat on the Reardan-Edwall School Board have clear interests in the district: They have children who attend the schools.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
OSPI is pushing a curriculum standard focused on avoiding consequences rather than reducing risk, according to LeAnna Benn, director of Teen Aid. “Research for over 25 years has demonstrated the …
Tue., April 2, 2019
Under our current state law, there’s no guarantee that any sex education is provided to young people because school districts are not required to provide it. That’s why I support …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Public schools in Washington would be required to teach sex education in all grades under bill approved by state Senate
School districts would be required to adopt comprehensive, medically accurate policies for sexual health education for all grades by the 2021 school year, according to the bill, which was sent …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
A better-developed sex education curriculum was worth waiting for, the Spokane Public Schools board was told Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Spokane Public Schools is on the verge of adopting a sex education curriculum for ninth-graders.
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018
Spokane Public Schools officials hope to have a sex education curriculum in place for middle-schoolers before the end of the year.
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
School administrators have delayed making a divisive decision on sex education curriculum.
Wed., June 7, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 …