Sex Ed in the News

Sex Ed in the News

New Sex Ed Textbooks Approved After Being Made Available for Public Display

In California, Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees approved the use of the Positive Prevention Plus textbook starting in spring 2017, despite a letter from six women who expressed concern over content on sexual orientation. The new materials that have been approved for the coming semester, including this textbook, reflect an adherence to the California Healthy Youth Act.

Will Sex Ed Videos Be Censored Because of a Vocal Minority?

Utah law requires school districts to solicit feedback on any changes the school board is considering with sex education materials. Most recently, new sexual health videos for fifth-graders in the Davis School District were sent to parents. Of those who responded, 77.4 percent found the videos to be positive. Still, because of 4.9 percent who disapproved of the videos’ content, one school board member is asking that the videos be censored.

Moses Lake School Board Approves New Sex Ed Curriculum

The other week, we shared news that the Moses Lake School Board in Washington was reviewing a new sex ed curriculum for middle school students. The school board has since voted unanimously to adopt the new curriculum.