Closer Look: Gwinnett County Sex Education; Atlanta’s Commitment to Clean Energy; And More

Current Gwinnett County student Marnie speaks with former students Andrea Krakovsky and Ty Banks about their thoughts on how their school district handled sex education on "Closer Look" Thursday.
Current Gwinnett County student Marnie speaks with former students Andrea Krakovsky and Ty Banks about their thoughts on how their school district handled sex education on "Closer Look" Thursday.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a newsbrief on today’s State of the Judiciary where Chief Justice P. Harris Hines delivered his final address. After 44 years as judge, Justice Hines will step down from the bench in August. In other news, earlier today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, announced detailed plans for upcoming events to mark the 50 years since Dr. King’s assassination.
  • 6:46: The Sierra Club recently released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities – including Atlanta – that have made ambitious commitments to be powered with 100 percent clean, renewable energy like wind and solar. The report highlights the unique motivations behind the city commitments, the different challenges cities face, as well as the ways in which the cities are already making progress to get to 100 percent clean energy. Joining us to talk more about Atlanta’s own journey to renewable energy is Ted Terry, director of the Georgia Sierra Club.
  • 31:00: Earlier this week,we heard from a Gwinnett County parent group that wants the school district to change its sex education curriculum. The group, called Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education, say that the current model is outdated and inaccurate. Today, we’re joined by current and former Gwinnett County students who discuss the district’s approach and their thoughts on the sexual education they received.