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Public schools in Pacific Northwest push free birth control

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by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/06/15, 12:25 pm

Seattle public school Chief Sealth International, along with a few other public schools in the area, began providing and administering free IUDs to students last month. Because the device doesn’t cost them anything, students don’t have to use their parents’ medical insurance and do not need parental permission to get one. The service is provided by Neighborhood Health, which runs medical and dental clinics around Seattle, according to a glowing article by Grist. 

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Opponents hope to flush California's unisex school bathroom bill

Public Schools
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/17/13, 03:10 pm

Concerned parents and teachers have launched a petition drive to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal California’s controversial “co-ed bathroom” law, which requires schools to make accommodations for K-12 transgendered students.  

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill in August, making the state the first in the nation to allow students to choose bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and sports teams based on their “perceived” gender identity rather than their biological gender. 

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Golden State grab

Public Schools | California teachers are pushing for power over basic school policies
by Tim Graham
Posted 5/11/02, 12:00 am

Reformers trying to shake up the status quo in failing public schools are in an optimistic mood. Founders of charter schools-deregulated public schools operated by community groups instead of government officials-last week celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first charter school in Minnesota, with nearly 2,400 charters now spread across 34 states. With the Supreme Court expected to approve Cleveland's school-voucher program, reformers also hope to take the threat of court challenges out of local policy equations.

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