02/25/2013 06:02 pm ET

New CPS Sex Ed Program Would Start Early, Address Sexual Orientation

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools plans to have a new sex education policy in place by 2016, the district announced Sunday.

For the first time, the district will address sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as bullying.

As with the current policy, parents would be able to opt their children out of the sex education courses.

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