NYC Council bill would create sex education task force

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Posted: May 02, 2017 7:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A bill before the New York City Council would create a task force to study how — and whether — sex education is being taught in schools.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2pBhRjr ) says compliance has been spotty despite a 2011 Department of Education requirement that all middle and high schools teach sex education as part of health class.

According to department data, about 43 percent of eighth-graders in New York City had never taken a semester of health class.

Nearly all graduating 12th-graders had taken health. But that doesn't always include sex education, which the department does not track.

The department does not oppose the creation of a task force but questions whether it's possible to review sex education at more than 1,500 schools.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com