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OPS Updates Sex-Ed Standards

/ January 21, 2016 / Comprehensive Sex Education
At yesterdays Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Board of Education meeting, board members voted nearly unanimously to update the curriculum of Human Growth and Development (HGD), the OPS sex-education class. The changes are controversial enough that the Omaha World Herald placed it on the front page of today’s paper. The article begins: Tackling an issue that.
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NFA Response to Today’s NSAA Vote

/ January 14, 2016 / Education
Today the NSAA State Board of Directors ignored the leadership taken by the NSAA districts to move a policy forward that would require students participate in athletics and activities based on their sex identified at birth. In light of the leadership taken by the districts to address this issue in a way that reflects the.
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NSAA advances controversial “Gender Policy”

/ December 21, 2015 / Education
On January 14th, the NSAA will be voting on a policy that would allow some students to participate on sports teams and in other activities without regard to their biological sex. Here’s what you need to know. If this policy is approved: It will allow boys to play on girls sports teams and girls to.
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Omaha Public Schools: Opt Out isn’t the Solution

/ October 29, 2015 / Education
Omaha Public Schools is currently exploring expanded curriculum standards for it’s sex-education and wellness class, Human Growth and Development. The new standards have caused an outcry among concerned parents in the community. Supporters of the changes often point to Opt Out as an easy solution. But using Opt Out as a compromise for implementing new.
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Schools and Transgender Students

/ October 28, 2015 / Education
Bellevue Public Schools has recently announced and adopted a policy that will allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite biological sex. Some schools are considering these types of policies because they believe that schools will be legally required to allow students to use opposite sex-restrooms, showers and changing rooms.

Vanderbilt University Defends Crackdown on Religious Groups

/ February 1, 2012 / Education
Todd Starnes Feb 1, 2012 | Christian student organizations at Vanderbilt University may be forced to go underground or meet in secret after university officials doubled down on a policy that bans student religious groups from requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs, according to a law professor at the university. Vanderbilt said their.

ACLU wants Columbus Lakeview School to stop prayers at graduation

/ November 4, 2011 / Education
by Margaret Reist November 3rd, 2011 | Lincoln Journal Star ACLU Nebraska officials want Columbus Lakeview to stop holding a high school graduation ceremony it says contains unconstitutional religious messages. “The current ceremony coercively subjects students to religious messages as the price of attending high school commencement,” ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller said in a.