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Top Stories: Fort Worth ISD Officials To Discuss Human Sexuality Curriculum Policy

Jul 2, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner says school district officials will meet Monday to talk about a request from the state attorney general. Ken Paxton demanded late last week that the district turn over a copy of its sixth-grade human sexuality curriculum.

Paxton said Fort Worth ISD denied parents access to class materials. 

Clint Bond with the district said students have workbooks – not textbooks – for the class in question.  He said the district was surprised by the attorney general’s letter.

"We strongly believe that everything we are teaching,” Bond said. “In this particular course is within the guidelines of the Texas education code and we think there’s nothing wrong with it.”

Bond said Fort Worth ISD will send the information requested to the attorney general’s office.

Other stories this morning:

  • Immigrant rights advocates over the weekend took to the streets in Dallas, Fort Worth and across Texas as part of a nationwide coordinated protest against the President’s immigration policies. KERA's Christopher Connelly reports. 
  • After years of warnings to limit our consumption of them, a recently published study suggests an egg a day might actually lower rates of heart disease and risk of stroke. Dr. Anand Rohatgi, a cardiologist with Parkland Hospital and U-T Southwestern Medical Center, told KERA’s Sam Baker that it depends on who’s eating the egg. 

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