A month after North Dakota State University officials blocked the college from receiving a $1.2 million grant that two faculty members applied for last spring, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem ruled that it could receive the funds.
DEERFIELD, Ill. — A national organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of teens “vigorously protests” the decision of North Dakota State University administrators to freeze a $1.2 million federal grant to offer a new voluntary sex education program.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will weigh in on the legal question said to be at the heart of North Dakota State University administrators’ Jan. 14 decision to freeze a $1.2 million federal grant to create a new comprehensive sex education program.
While the number of teenage births in Stark County has been slightly decreasing since 2002 and North Dakota has one of the lowest teenage pregnancy rates in the country, state health professionals say the topic remains a major concern, with gaps in the present sexual education curriculum.
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