New York bill would create ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ for kindergarten students

New York state Sen. Samra G. Brouk, a Democrat who represents western parts of the state, introduced a bill this year that would “ensure all pupils receive, as an integral part of education in grades kindergarten through twelve, comprehensive sexuality education.”

Public schools in New York can currently decide for themselves the level of sexual education they want to provide students beyond certain requirements around HIV/AIDS, but this bill would establish a universal curriculum for kids as young as five. 

Brouk said the new curriculum would cover issues “like healthy relationships, body image, and self-esteem.”

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DeVos’s student aid chief resigns from Education Department

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DeVos appointee who oversaw America’s student-loan portfolio resigns as Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burden

Mark Brown, the head of the office overseeing the government’s student-loan portfolio, resigned Friday, following calls on the Biden administration to remove Brown, who was appointed by former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. 

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement Friday morning that he’d accepted Brown’s resignation from the post of chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid. In the statement, Cardona also hinted at his priorities for the office and higher education and student debt more broadly. 

“Under my leadership, the Department of Education will work to strengthen college as a reliable pathway to

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Mass. Education Board Votes to Give Emergency Authority to Reopen Schools

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Friday to approve emergency regulations granting the state education commissioner authority to determine when hybrid and remote models may no longer count towards required student learning time hours.



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The move effectively allows Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley to require in-person learning. The vote was 8-3 in favor of the motion after a more-than-two-hour meeting.

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Board members heard from health experts and Riley before they cast their votes Friday afternoon.

“The time has come to think about bringing our students back to

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Education Ministry to investigate SPM leak claims if more information emerges

A video claiming to show leaked SPM questions was circulated on social media after the exam for the subject was held on February 24. — File picture by Shafwan Zaidon

A video claiming to show leaked SPM questions was circulated on social media after the exam for the subject was held on February 24. — File picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said an investigation will be carried out over claims that Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) History Paper was leaked if they received more information.

English daily The Star reported Dr Mah as saying he only came to know about the claims via media reports and is unsure if the Education Ministry has received complaints about it.

“If there

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