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Sex Ed Is Easier When The Teachers Are Cool15:55

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Strapped for cash, Boston Public Schools are turning to an unlikely source for health and sex education: college students. More than half of all BPS ninth graders go through a curriculum called "Peer Health Exchange," which trains college students to teach workshops on nutrition, relationships, sexuality, and more. Schools haven't allowed microphones into the classroom — until now.


  • Dr. Alice Mark, Peer Health Exchange board member; fellow in family planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Jill Carter, Wellness Coordinator, Boston Public Schools

This program aired on May 20, 2010.

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