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February 25, 2015

Title IX Protects Transgender Student's Rights, Feds Say in Court Filing

The court filing comes as some LGBT student advocates insist schools need clearer guidance on their obligations to transgender students under federal civil rights laws.

February 19, 2015

Is Parental Consent for Sex Education Classes An Unnecessary Hurdle?

When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.

February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

January 07, 2015

Teens Overestimate Peers' Involvement in Risky Behaviors, Study Finds

Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.

November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

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.

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