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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA Bureau 

Sex education becomes a requirement for Washington state public schools

 

March 11, 2020



Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators.

Senate Bill 5395 requires all public schools in Washington state to give public school children in kindergarten through 12th grade a comprehensive sexual education.

The curriculum must follow certain requirements, including encouraging healthy relationships, teaching students about sexual violence, educating them on consent and being inclusive of all students.

Supporters of the bill claimed that integr...



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