California overhauls sex ed guidance for public school teachers – CBS News

California overhauls sex ed guidance for public school teachers  CBS News

▶ Watch Video: Sex. Consent. Education. Sacramento — California has overhauled its guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, encouraging teachers to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to help LGBT teens navigate relationships and practice safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving such attention to a community that often is left out of sex education policies. The proposal the California State Board of Education approved Wednesday also offers advice on teaching health topics including nutrition, injury prevention and alcohol a…