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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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    OSD sex ed policy misrepresented

    The Oxford School District was misrepresented in a sex ed article in the Los Angeles Times article. Officials are working to set the record straight. (April 9, 2014, Page 3A)

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      OSD sex ed program ends first year

      The Oxford School District recently ended the first year of its new sex education programw ith little complaint. (June 4, 2013, Page 5)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Oxford High School senior Dora Chen writes to say that student input should be part of the school district making a decision about whether to offer abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex education. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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          Opting in – What you are choosing

          Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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            OSD adopts two sex ed programs

            Oxford School Board approved an abstinence only program for Oxford Middle School and abstinence plus during a first reading on Tuesday. The board must vote on the issue once more in June. (May 30, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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              OSD sex ed discussion continues

              Oxford School District heard from parents and administrators on Monday about the sex education options. The board intends to vote at the end of May. (April 26, 2012, Page 1)

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                School districts research different sex ed programs

                Oxford and Lafayette School District will discuss their options for abstinence or abstinence plus education at their May meetings. (April 12, 2012, Page 1)

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                  To sex ed or not to sex ed

                  Results are in from a Center for Mississippi Policy survey of parents across Mississippi about sex education in the schools, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the results and other things to consider as the local schools prepare to pick a program to implement. (December 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    News to use: sex and its teachable moments

                    Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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