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New minimum U.S. sex ed guidelines for public schools announced

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The non-binding recommendations to states and school districts seek to encourage age-appropriate discussions about sex, bullying and healthy relationships starting with a foundation even before second grade. It’s unclear how much influence the recommendations will have among educators.
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N.D. lawmakers finalize abstinence-focused bill

April 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Negotiators from the House and Senate agreed on a bill Tuesday that says health classes must teach the risks of sex outside of marriage. The legislation would apply to public and private schools. It now goes to the full House and Senate for approval. Continue Reading

Sex-ed bill won’t change curriculum

March 31, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The North Dakota Legislature’s efforts to promote an abstinence-driven focus on sex education might not result in much change, at least in Fargo area schools. Continue Reading

N.D. House says abstinence bill from Senate needs more work

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota House isn’t ready to sign off on the abstinence bill just yet. The House Education Committee gave a “do not concur” to the bill Thursday. Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch, R-Mandan, said there are questions about the amendments added by the Senate. Continue Reading

N.D. Senate passes amended abstinence bill

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Senate has approved specific criteria for abstinence education that they want to see taught in North Dakota schools. Continue Reading

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North Dakota Legislature: Measure would set statewide sex ed standard

February 1, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK – Whether the state or local schools should determine what students are told in sex education was at the heart of a debate Tuesday.
North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would set a statewide standard for abstinence education. Continue Reading&

Shows focus on sexual abstinence, bullying

January 14, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

For the three days Keith Deltano is in Jamestown, he’ll be doing double duty as a youth speaker on sexual abstinence for the True Love Waits event and talking to students in area schools about bullying.
Deltano is known as a Christian comedian whose message is about defying conformity by being sexually abstinent. Equally, he uses comedy to make his points with students when addresses the secular topic of bullying.
“In front of young people you only have a few seconds to hook them,” Deltano said in a telephone interview. “Comedy is the hook. It’s a very effective tool to use to communicate.”
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