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Cleveland Schools to Start Sex Ed in Kindergarten

Excerpted from Cleveland Schools to Start Sex Ed in Kindergarten, published Oct 20, 2006, by The Columbus Dispatch:

City schools will expand sex education curriculum to include age-appropriate lessons that begin as early as kindergarten…

The new classes, which begin soon, will address self-esteem and peer pressure as well as biology. Children in grades K-3 will learn about how viruses work and appropriate and inappropriate touching. Grades 4-6 will start learning about menstruation and other aspects of reproductive health.

In grades 7-12, the discussion shifts to interpersonal relationships, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy and respect for sexual orientation.

Abortion will be explained and defined but not promoted, said Townsend, adding that she’s unaware of other programs in the state that target every grade level.

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This article was posted on Sunday, October 29th, 2006 at 12:39 am and is filed under Sex-Ed Curriculum. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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