News | Topic: Schools

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name and Bathroom

Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms.

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Sexual Violence Isn’t Just A College Problem. It Happens In K-12 Schools, Too.

Sexual assault has become a dominant topic on the nation’s college campuses in recent years, but it has largely remained a hidden issue in elementary, middle and high schools, where parents assume their children are supervised and safe.

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Parents Unaware of Popular Teen Secret-Posting App

The After School App allows teens to post secrets about their classmates, but like similar apps has dissolved into a platform for bullying.

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Book Sex: Required Reading Too Hot For Teens?

What is the proper role of literature containing graphic subject matter in the high school classroom?

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Abstinence-Only Education Overlooks Stark Realities

Curriculums promoting only abstinence, without comprehensive lessons around safe sex practices, often ignore the reality that many teens experiment with sex before they graduate high school. Read the full article here.

The Glaring Omission From Sex Education

Most teens would like to marry someday but receive little education as to how to plan or look forward to that. Read the full article here.

Teens Protest Over Transgender Student’s Use of Girls’ Bathroom, Locker Room

Students at a high school in St. Louis protested after a transgender student was told they could use the women’s restroom and locker room. Read the article here.

Opinion: What Teens Have to Know About Sex

President and executive director of Advocates for Youth examines what teens need to learn about sex and the gaps that exist without a holistic education. Read the article here.

Pre-Teens are Getting Birth Control Implants Without Parental Consent Thanks to These Schools

Reports state that schools in Washington state are now offering girls as young as 11 access to contraception, including intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), without parental consent.

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