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Modern approaches to sex ed expand topics, concerns and tools for students

from Education DIVE

In its efforts to revise its human sexuality class, the Austin Independent School District in Texas has asked parents, students and even the community for input, holding focus groups and sending out surveys. While certain topics came up seemed clearly marked for the 21st century — such as the impact of social media on body image — others opened students' eyes to everyone involved, including topics related to consent. While National Sexuality Education Standards — created by the Future of Sex Education organization as guidance for setting sex ed curriculum — says students should be able to define consent by grades 9-12, only eight states require sex education classes to mention consent as of September. more


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