Plotting a path forward for Texas youth
Resources for School Districts
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.
What does state law say about sex education? Learn what changed in the last Legislative Session.