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TEXAS IS READY

For the first time in more than two decades, in 2020 Texas revised its sex ed standards.

 

The next step? Preparing our families, schools, districts, and communities for when the new standards take effect in 2022.

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Implementation Timeline

Parents, students, teachers, administrators and more will all have a role to play in ensuring a successful implementation of the new Health TEKS in 2022. 

 

Stay tuned for more information on how to be a part of the process!

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Texas is ready to lead in sex ed

16%

Only 16% of school districts in Texas currently teach "abstinence-plus" sex ed. The remainder teach abstinence-only curricula, or no sex educations at all.

(Source: Conspiracy of Silence:

Sexuality Education in Texas Public Schools in 2015-16.)

21

Every 21 minutes, a baby is born to a teen in Texas. 

Texas has the 9th highest teen birth rate and the highest repeat teen birth rate nationwide.

(Source: Texas Campaign analysis of CDC Natality data, 2018.)

75%

75% of Texans support abstinence-plus sex ed, including all major demographic, regional and political groups.

(Source: Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy polling data, March 2020)

Young people in Texas deserve quality, accurate sex education

Texas Essential

Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) 

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Abstinence-Plus

Young people deserve information about abstinence as well as contraception, STI prevention, and healthy relationships.

Medically Accurate

Sex ed curriculum should reflect the most recent science and be supported by evidence.

Inclusive

All students deserve to learn in a safe environment that respects their identities and experiences.