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April 28, 2016

Teen Birth Rates Hit All-Time Low, But Disparities Persist

Births to American teenagers have dropped 40 percent in the last decade, hitting an all-time low in 2014, new federal data show. But Hispanic and black teens still have significantly higher rates than their white peers.

December 09, 2015

Sex Education Programs Fall Short of CDC Recommendations in Many States

Many U.S. high schools and middle schools fall short of meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for sex education programs. How does your state stack up?

December 02, 2015

Advocates for LGBT Students Push for More Inclusive Sex Education in Schools

Issues important to LGBT students are too often ignored in school sex education classes, a coalition of advocacy groups said.

August 11, 2015

Fact-Checking John Oliver on Sex Education (Spoiler: He Was Accurate)

A segment from HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on the patchwork of sex education policies in America's schools. Here's a rundown of the facts on teaching about consent, contraceptives, and abstinence.

July 31, 2015

National HIV Strategy Includes Call for Effective Sex Education in Schools

The White House's updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy includes a goal of reducing the number of new diagnoses by at least 25 percent by 2020 in part through sex education.

July 30, 2015

HPV Vaccine Now Required for All 7th-Grade Students in Rhode Island

Seventh-grade students in Rhode Island will be required to get the HPV vaccine to attend public or private schools this fall, the Providence Journal reports.

April 24, 2015

Ed. Dept.: Title IX Coordinators Must Have Independence, Training, Visibility

Schools must have well-trained Title IX coordinators who are visible and known to students, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released Friday.

April 08, 2015

Sext Education? Mo. Bill Would Require Lessons on Explicit Texts, Predators

A Missouri bill would require sex ed classes to "teach pupils about the consequences, both personal and legal, of inappropriate text messaging, even among friends."

March 27, 2015

Millennials Favor Sex Education, Though Few Find It Useful, Survey Finds

While 3-in-4 young adults support public school sex education, less than half have found it useful in real life situations.

March 12, 2015

Lawmakers Push to Include Educator Background Checks in Trafficking Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."

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