Report Roundup

Sex Education

"Sex Education Standards Across the States"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

States vary widely on sex education, and few address issues of consent or sexual assault, according to a new policy report by the Center for American Progress think tank.

Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia require schools to teach sex education, and in a review of state policies on the subject, center analysts found only 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, include instruction on healthy relationships, consent, or sexual assault. Rhode Island, West Virginia, and the nation's capital provide detailed standards and learning progressions for different topics for different age groups.

By contrast, the report said the majority of states "provide educators with little guidance on which subjects sex education curricula should address."

Vol. 37, Issue 31, Page 5

Published in Print: May 16, 2018, as Sex Education
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories