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August 04, 2014

Twitter Chat: Supporting LGBT Students in School

Please join us in a Twitter chat Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET to discuss your strategies for supporting LGBT students and the barriers you face.

July 18, 2014

Alabama Reviews Sex Ed. Policy After Court Strikes State Bans on Anal, Oral Sex

Alabama's law requires that sex education classes emphasize that homosexual conduct "is a criminal offense under the laws of the state."

April 25, 2014

Sex Education Teacher Standards Needed, Coalition of Health Groups Says

The Future of Sex Education Initiative has proposed teacher preparation standards for sex education that would help health teachers navigate content, ethical challenges, and legal concerns.

April 08, 2014

Sex Ed Object Lessons: A Discussion From Both Sides

Do object lessons in sex education classes help students reflect on the emotional impact of physically intimate relationships? Or do they promote shame?

April 04, 2014

'How to Put on a Sock' Video Illustrates Concerns About Mississippi Sex Ed

Mississippi's state law requires sex education in schools, but it forbids demonstrating the use of condoms and contraceptives.

March 18, 2014

Sex-Ed. Site Compiles Research on Effectiveness of Various Programs

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website based in part on a forthcoming research review identifies sex-education programs that have been proven to curtail sexual activity, decrease teen-age pregnancy rates, foster the use of contraceptives and/or reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.

February 06, 2014

Value of Single-Sex Classes Questioned as Florida Considers Adding More

A review of studies of single-sex classrooms found many claims of their value could be attributed to other factors, such as parental income and education levels.

January 14, 2014

'16 and Pregnant' Leaves Teens Better Informed and/or Pregnant

Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.

January 10, 2014

Teenagers Have Discovered Sexting, Researchers Conclude

A new study attempts to probe how much the practice can explain adolescent sexual behavior.

August 19, 2013

Citing New Transgender Law, Lawmaker Pulls Son From School

A GOP lawmaker in California withdrew his 13-year-old from his public school, saying the transgender law violates students' privacy.

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