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resources for school districts 

plotting a path forward for texas youth

In 2020, the State Board of Education revised the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education for the first time since the 1990s, fundamentally changing the map for adolescent health in the state. You can read the drafts of the TEKS and the approved final version here. Districts must implement these new TEKS by the 2022-23 school year. 

In 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature made significant changes to the statute that guides sex education, resulting in new requirements for school districts and school health advisory councils across the state.  

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resource guide for districts

Our free toolkit provides extensive information to school districts on implementing sex education and abuse prevention instruction in Texas. Click the button below to download. 

School District Adolescent
Sexual Health Fact Sheet

The School District Adolescent Sexual Health Fact Sheet tool provides an overview of the adolescent sexual health landscape at the school district level. It can be used by schools and communities to identify areas of concern, improve adolescent health, and support access to health education and resources.


The School District Adolescent Sexual Health Fact Sheet includes information on:


  • School District Snapshot

  • Pregnancy and Teen Birth Data

  • School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Compliance

  • Sexual Health Education Curricula by Grade Levels

  • And more!


What does state law say about sex education? Learn what changed in the 87th Legislative Session.

myths & facts

Learn the facts about sex education.

new TEKS

Health Education TEKS were updated in 2020. Learn what changed


Texas Families support sex education. 


Texas now requires written consent for sex education and abuse prevention.


See tools from the University of Texas School of Public Health


See county-level data on teen birth and adolescent health.


Join our community of practice for more implementation help.

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