Photo by Caleigh Wells. She said a transgender youth who attended one of the school board meetings where this issue was discussed was so offended by what he heard that he was afraid to go to the bathroom by himself. The guidance approved by the California State Board of Education on Wednesday does not require teachers to teach anything.
Subscribers Are Reading. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving such attention to a community that often is left out of sex education policies. She says she discovered that he had been learning about gender identity and expression for a month without her notice.
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These guidelines include talking to kindergartners about gender identity, using language that is inclusive of the LGBTQ community and advising youth about safe sex, masturbation, contraception, navigating relationships and recognizing signs of abuse.
Gregson said state officials recommended the book because "it's an award-winning book that speaks to all of the different types of relationships that our students are engaging in. In their teen years, they need help sorting out their feelings, resisting peer pressure and making responsible choices.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. But because of a budget crisis, state officials never gave schools a framework for how to teach them.
Rick Oculto, the director of education at Our Family Coalition, said his organization pushed for LGBTQ inclusion to ensure that information regarding sexual health applies to all students, especially when it comes to historically marginalized youths. Every district has autonomy over its curriculum and what they use from the recommended guidance.
Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Print. The framework also includes guidance on nutrition and physical activity, tobacco and alcohol and skin care.