Negotiators advance bill with sex education provisions

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conference committee has adopted the Senate rewrite of Rep. Wes Keller's bill dealing with parental involvement in education and student testing.

    Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 10:32am by Colt Dylan

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conference committee has adopted the Senate rewrite of Rep. Wes Keller's bill dealing with parental involvement in education and student testing.

    The bill approved by the committee calls for sex education to be taught by certified teachers under contract with a given school or someone under a teacher's supervision approved by the local school board and whose credentials are made available for parental review.

    Before the bill's advancement from committee Tuesday, the House twice failed to agree to that version of the bill. But Keller says he now thinks he has the votes for the Senate version to clear the House.

    A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii says the measure would create barriers for students to receive comprehensive sex education.

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