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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Controversial History - and Present - of Sex Education

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Teaching sex education to kids in school has never exactly been smooth sailing. Author Jonathan Zimmerman traces the history of the controversial subject.

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Schoolbook

To Avoid Sexual Assault, Bronx Teens Focus on 'Enthusiastic Consent'

Friday, February 27, 2015

At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Paradox of Sexual Freedom

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In her private practice & research, Leslie Bell, Berkeley-based sociologist and psychotherapist specializing in women's development and sexuality, finds that 20-something women have more information, more choices -- and more confusion -- over sex and love. She discusses this puzzle in her new book Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom.

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WNYC News

'Glaring Inaccuracies' Found in State Sex Ed Teachings: Report

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There are "troubling and profound gaps" in how New York state school districts teach sex education, according to a new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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Schoolbook

Is New Sex-Education Course Too Much or Just Enough?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

In an article in The East Sider, her student newspaper, an 11th grader at East Side Community High School writes that the city's new mandatory sex education course, which began in January, “is nothing like the old one where it was all about abstinence and different sexually transmitted diseases.’’ She asks: Is it too much, or just enough?

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Schoolbook

New Sex Education Mandate Taking Effect

Monday, January 30, 2012

A new sex education mandate is taking effect in New York City public schools, starting Tuesday in the high schools. All public middle schools and high schools are required to include sex education lessons in existing health classes. Many schools already provide sex ed, but New York City is now mandating those lessons for the first time. Here is a primer on how the new program will work.

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Schoolbook

Sex Ed, With an Emphasis on the Sex

Monday, November 21, 2011

As New York City moves toward its first mandated sex education courses in many years, a school in the Philadelphia suburbs embraces a new type of program that embraces the sexual aspects of sex ed. Can explicit lesson that assume high school students are having sex and coaches them on how to make the most of it be an effective way to deal with safety, unwanted pregnancies, stigmas and sexual stereotypes?

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Schoolbook

Sex Education: Don't Fear It, Use It

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

What do you think of the new sex education mandate for middle and high school students? The chief executive of Planned Parenthood argues that formal sex education can be an opportunity for parents to talk with their children and share their beliefs and values.

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Schoolbook

On Halloween, Scary Repercussions of No Child Left Behind

Monday, October 31, 2011

How do you offer a rich and varied education to children while ensuring that they measure up in standardized tests? That's a challenge for educators in New Hampshire, as well as New York City, as Michael Winerip's On Education column reports.

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Schoolbook

Poor Schools Will Absorb Brunt of Budget Cuts

Monday, October 03, 2011

With the layoffs of 716 school aides and parent coordinators appearing more and more likely by the end of the week, an analysis shows that many districts will have no layoffs while schools with more poor or struggling students are more likely to lose staff members.

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WNYC News

Groups Seek Alternative to City's Mandatory Sex Ed Program

Monday, September 26, 2011

Some religious and other groups called on the city Wednesday to offer an alternative to its newly mandated sex ed program.

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Schoolbook

Finding the Right School and the Good Principal

Monday, September 26, 2011

After a busy weekend of education goings-on, the week starts with a question: What makes a good principal? And there to answer Michael Winerip, a columnist for The Times, is Jacqui Getz, the principal of Public School 126 in Chinatown.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Sexual Revolution Came to America

Monday, September 05, 2011

Christopher Turner talks about science, sex, and postwar America. In Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America, Turner tells the story of the orgone box—which was thought to elevate one’s “orgastic potential”—and its creator, Wilhelm Reich, a psychoanalyst and disaffected disciple of Freud who brought his theories of sexual energy to America during World War II.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sex Education Now Mandatory in NYC Public Schools

Monday, August 15, 2011

In 2007, some Bronx middle school students advocated for sex education classes in their public schools. Nancy Biberman, founder and president of the Bronx community development non-profit WHEDco, and two of the original participants, Yanilsa Frias and Katherine George, now on their way to college, talk about the recent mandate from the Bloomberg administration that schools teach sex education in middle and high schools.

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WNYC News

New Sex-Ed Curriculum Teaches About Sexual Orientation

Friday, August 12, 2011

The sex education curriculum that the city is mandating in public schools this year will include teaching students about questions of sexual orientation.

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WNYC News

Sex Ed to Be Mandatory in City Schools

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New York City will once again require middle schools and high schools teach sex education.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Sexual Revolution Came to America

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Christopher Turner talks about science, sex, and postwar America. In Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America, Turner tells the story of the orgone box—which was thought to elevate one’s “orgastic potential”—and its creator, Wilhelm Reich, a psychoanalyst and disaffected disciple of Freud who brought his theories of sexual energy to America during World War II.

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