Austin school district’s sex ed lessons ready for public preview

Parents soon will get their first glimpses at drafts of the Austin school district’s revised sex education lessons, which for the first time will introduce topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity and sexually transmitted diseases in elementary school.

For months, the district has been revamping its Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum, with plans to roll it out next school year. The curriculum hadn’t been updated for elementary students for a decade and for middle schoolers since 2012. The curriculum standards include safety; identity; anatomy and physiology; puberty and adolescent development; pregnancy and reproduction; and sexually transmitted diseases.

Read the full article at the Austin Statesman.