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Some NJ schools optted out of new sex-ed classes

Parents and school districts are being warned about continuing to push back on new sex-education standards being implemented in all New Jersey schools. Education officials in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration issued their strongest language yet regarding districts that fail to comply with the new standards, telling them they would face severe punishment for noncompliance. If districts do not comply with the new standards, they face loss of local control, monitoring by the state and, in extreme cases, loss of state aid…. While most of New Jersey’s more than 500 school districts have complied with the new standards, a few have tried to implement creative workarounds.

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