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How I Got Into Sex…Ed — Meet Brandy Barnett

We are running excerpts from How I Got Into Sex…Ed. Get a free copy of the ebook here. Order the print book here. Brandy Barnett, MS How I Got Into Sex…Ed I am a trainer and technical assistance coordinator, and I also teach sex education to adolescents and provide workshops for parents of adolescents on effective communication… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Schools in India Will Incorporate Transgender Issues into Sex Ed In New Delhi, the Department of Education has announced that it will incorporate transgender issues into mandatory sex and relationship education classes. These changes will go into effect for all primary and secondary schools beginning in September 2019. Schools in St. Louis Officially Moving Past… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Wisconsin School District Looks To Update Curriculum, Receives Push-Back In Wisconsin, the Neenah Joint School District was considering changes to a sex ed curriculum that hasn’t been updated in over a decade. The curriculum as it stood was abstinence-based. The school board has since voted to approve changes that include proper condom use and gender… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

 School in Missouri Forced to Halt Sex Ed Classes One mother in Missouri took to Facebook to complain about her son’s middle school when she discovered he’d started learning from a sex ed curriculum she considered to be age-inappropriate…without her ever being given the chance to opt out. After word spread, the school was forced… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Thrive St. Louis Program Continues Draw Fire from Locals Throughout the past year, we’ve shared stories out of St. Louis about push-back against the abstinence-focused Thrive program. The controversy continues with the circulation of a petition asking Lindbergh Schools’ Board of Education to remove the program from the district and replace it with a more comprehensive… Read more »

How I Got Into Sex…Ed — Meet Lauren Barineau

We are running excerpts from How I Got Into Sex…Ed. Get a free copy of the ebook here. Order the print book here. Lauren Barineau How I Got Into Sex…Ed Growing up, my family dynamic was one of open dialogue, which sometimes included typically taboo subjects such as sex. One specific discussion that I believe directly shaped… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Michigan Senator Pushes for Affirmative Consent Sex Ed Bill In Michigan, Democratic Senator Curtis Hertel Jr., is sponsoring a bill that would require schools that already teach sex education to include information about the importance of asking for consent. Hertel believes affirmative consent is important because of the way in which the onus too often… Read more »

What Is the Appropriate Way to Handle Rejection?

The news cycle this past week has been dominated by multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Many women in the film industry—including big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie—have stepped forward to share their own stories of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior. What’s saddest of all… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Sex Ed Class at University in China Becomes Most Popular Class At China’s Wuhan University of Technology Huaxia College, a new elective titled “Sexual Health and Culture” has become the hottest course on campus. Some say the popularity of this class only underscores the need to reform China’s sex ed system, and to provide students with… Read more »

Working Together to Create Safe Spaces

Last time we posted an excerpt from Let’s Erase Bullying, we touched upon the issue of what it takes to be a responsible bystander. This next lesson takes things a step forward, teaching students how to stand up when they see harmful behavior in the spirit of fostering a safe learning environment. And being able to create… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Forest Hills, Michigan, Public Schools Pull the Plug on Abstinence-Only Curriculum In Michigan, Forest Hills Public Schools has announced that it is ceasing its abstinence-only curriculum. The new curriculum will be abstinence-based, and will include a lesson on contraception. CNN Runs a Documentary Series on Sex Ed in America Last week, CNN debuted a documentary… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Schools in Los Angeles Testing Out New Sex Ed Lessons This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District is testing out new sex ed lessons for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students. This is being done in anticipation of a new health textbook that the state’s Board of Education is working on right now, and the… Read more »

How I Got Into Sex…Ed — Meet Jeffrey W. Anthony

We are running excerpts from How I Got Into Sex…Ed. Get a free copy of the ebook here. Order the print book here. Jeffrey W. Anthony How I Got Into Sex…Ed Once upon a time, there was a boy who needed to know everything. And he thought he did. And then things happened, and he didn’t have… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Queensland High School Draws Fire for Displaying Adult Toys Alongside Other Sexual Health Paraphernalia A high school in Queensland, Australia drew fire from parents and, eventually, education officials after displaying adult toys alongside condoms and sexual health brochures. The target audience was students ages 14 and 15. Parents took to social media to complain, and… Read more »

How I Got Into Sex…Ed — Meet Carole Adamsbaum

We are running excerpts from How I Got Into Sex…Ed. Get a free copy of the ebook here. Order the print book here. Carole Adamsbaum RN, MA NJ Mental Health Screener, Teacher Certification, AASECT Sexuality Educator Denville, NJ Professional Life Current workplace: St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville, NJ First workplace: Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany, NJ Favorite workplace:… Read more »