Thursday, January 19, 2012

Groups Release Graduated Sex Education Recommendations

Education Week (1/18, Shah) reports that a coalition of groups including the American Association for Health Education, the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network, and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education has released a set of proposed "national standards about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships," noting that they "outline topics students should learn, starting in kindergarten, and that they can build on as they grow older. The standards-an initiative by groups concerned with student health and sex education-are intended to mimic content standards for other subjects, which introduce concepts early in school, based on children's ability to understand them, and then add to them grade by grade until graduation."

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