Comprehensive sexuality education includes everything from basic anatomy to how to have a healthy relationship. Advocates say it should start as early as kindergarten.
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August 22, 2018
January 02, 2018
After months of discussion of workplace sexual assault and harassment, organizers hope the #MeTooK12 campaign will shine a spotlight on sexual violence in public schools.
October 26, 2017
Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Must Be Higher Priority for K-12, Experts Tell Lawmakers
While there's been a spotlight on sexual violence on college campuses in recent years, sexual assault and harassment are also problems in elementary and secondary schools, a panel of experts told a congressional task force on sexual violence.
September 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education withdrew Obama-era guidance on Title IX and sexual assault Friday, and it released interim guidance it plans to leave in place while it seeks public input to inform a new policy.
September 07, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday plans to revise Obama-era civil rights guidance on Title IX and sexual assault, a move that could affect elementary and secondary schools.
June 27, 2017
Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.
February 03, 2016
Students in California's Clovis Unified School District say the district's dress code violates their classmates' rights to free expression and adheres to outdated gender norms.
December 01, 2015
Title IX only protects students from discrimination on the basis of biological sex, not gender identity, a group of states said in a legal brief. The U.S. Department of Education disagrees.
November 02, 2015
A letter from the Education Department's office for civil rights is the latest phase of a standoff with Palatine, Ill.-based Township High School District 211.
October 29, 2015
Barring a transgender student who identifies as a boy from using the boy's bathroom at school is illegal discrimination under Title IX, attorneys with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education said in a legal brief.