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Comprehensive Sex Education Is Needed
"...Editor, More than half of all television shows contain sexual content. It is inevitable that children are exposed to..."

April 1, 2004 Postmarks

Austin ISD Trustees Support Sex-Education Update
Trustees likely to support new K-8 curriculum
" on the district's proposed revisions to its Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum. Staff briefed the board on the..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Sex Education Update: Respect, Consent, Responsibility
AISD gathers feedback on potential changes to Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum
"...get feedback on potential changes to the district's Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum, taught to students in kindergarten through..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex
More than 83% of state school districts either don't teach sex ed or teach abstinence-positive curricula
"...When it comes to sex education in Texas, students are more likely to learn..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

AISD, Single Sex, And the Shadow of Separate But Equal
Trustee Bradley on why she believes East Austin needs a boys' school
"...says, ""I believe we can change the face of education in this community," no one doubts her good intention...."

Aug. 9, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rodriguez Says "No" to Ab-Only Sex Ed
Austin Rep. Eddie Rodriguez wants to end ab-only sex ed in Texas
" the only perfect method of birth control, ab-only sex education has had a dismal track record of success...."

Feb. 19, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ingalls Angles Education Board Bid
Former mayoral candidate Josiah Ingalls to run for SBOE seat
"...As if Texas' State Board of Education was wanting for excitement: perennial-candidate-in-the-making Josiah Ingalls has announced..."

Sept. 8, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

No Sex, No Moms
Welfare Reform Funds Abstinence Ed to Curb Momhood
"...Dr. Joe McIlhaney believes that abstinence education is the best way to prevent the proliferation of..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Let's Talk About Sex, Bay-bee
AISD Teaches Kids About the Birds and Bees
"...educator from Planned Parenthood of Austin, is talking about sex. Needless to say, the students are riveted to this..."

May 2, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Sex Ed: Parents Just Don't Understand
Survey shows that local parents overestimate their influence on teens' sex ed
"...they are their children's primary source of information about sex. And a good number of parents say also that..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bad Education
Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career: a film noir melodrama that maybe should be called film sanguine.
"...Javier Cámara, Francisco Boira and Ignacio Pérez. With Bad Education, the great Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Whether to Laugh or Cry: Sex Ed in Texas
A new report takes an unprecedented look at the state of sex ed in Texas public schools
"...Sexually speaking, women are like "crock pots," slower to warm..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

No Sex, Please, We're Texas
Progressive coalition challenges abstinence-only health textbooks
"...of the state's high school health textbooks is putting sexually active teens at risk, a coalition of advocacy groups..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Safe Sex is No Sex
"..."dream" obstetrics/gynecology practice to run his Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH) full-time and promote his new National Guidelines..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature

Sex Ed at the 81st Lege
A handful of bills have been filed on sex education
"...districts to notify parents of the actual content of sex-education classes and would require that information taught in sex..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas House Funnels HIV Funds to Abstinence Education
House passes measure diverting HIV funds to abstinence education
"...divert $3 million from HIV/STD prevention programs to abstinence-only education sailed through the House during Tuesday’s marathon debate over..."

April 1, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

An Education
Everything about Scherfig’s coming-of-age story about a girl in the London suburb of Twickenham in 1961 is spot-on.
"...the world at large. It’s a story about her education in the university of life, an impartial proving ground..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Board Discord on Single-Sex Schools
Little consensus leading up to Jan. 29 vote
"...three, or none: Those are the options for new single-sex schools facing Austin ISD. But with a board vote..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Isn't It About Time We Come to Terms With Teens Having Sex Before Marriage?
"...appreciate your cynical reporting of Rick Perry’s views on sex education in our terribly sexually uneducated state [“Just Say..."

Nov. 16, 2011 Postmarks

Sex, Drugs & Democracy
"...such as policemen, soldiers, and Catholic priests, are openly homosexual. And the 60-percent tax rate is shared by the..."

Oct. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Reclaiming Education: Hoping for Sanity at the SBOE
Will it take a miracle to oust the religious right bloc?
" the last few years the State Board of Education has apparently managed to accomplish it...."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

AISD: Board Approves Sex Segregation
AISD board approves three single-sex schools on Eastside
"...Single-sex education: It's the new "separate but equal."..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
The year in local education
"...4) BACKDOOR PRIVATIZATION? Public education advocates got a worrying glimpse of future legislative plans..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Education, one of the key
"...balanced budget and flat tax. A committment to genuine education excellence and not some politically sensitized agenda is crucial..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Column by Louis Black

Got Questions About Sex? Ask the Belgians!
Ancient Belgian Secret: Teaching the truth about sex is the best way to ensure safe sex.
"...In an environment where comprehensive family planning and sex education aren't a given, its refreshing to see that..."

Sept. 18, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Save It for Me: Abstinence Education in America
"...The definition of "abstinence education" was developed by political and religious conservatives, spearheaded by..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature

An Unsentimental Education
A/V Geek Skip Elsheimer is a curator of a certain brand of pop-culture ephemera: the forgotten "educational" film.
"...screen, and a dating etiquette, driver's ed, drug-scare, or sex education film begins playing for some 20-odd bored teenagers...."

April 12, 2002 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Sex and the School District
Changes coming to the way AISD does sex ed?
"...changes the district could make to its 12-year-old Human Sexuality and Respon­sibility curriculum for elementary and middle school students...."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Schools Ask Parents When and How to Talk About Sex
Birds do it, bees do it, ISDs do it
"...from an Austin ISD survey on the district's Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum were revealed last week. The survey,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...After years under constant threat of closure, the Texas Education Agency, AISD, and the East Austin community came together..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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