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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

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.

Sue Lani Madsen: Mandatory sex education should focus on reducing risks, not avoiding consequences

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 …

Lori Feagan: State House must act on needed sex-ed bill

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, 10:31 p.m.

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, 6:27 a.m.

Spokane School Board approves new sex ed curriculum

A better-developed sex education curriculum was worth waiting for, the Spokane Public Schools board was told Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Sex ed curriculum poised for adoption in Spokane schools

Spokane Public Schools is on the verge of adopting a sex education curriculum for ninth-graders.

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Proposed sex ed curriculum for Spokane schools ‘at step one’ in revised development process

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, 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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.”

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …