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State sex ed curriculum to change

Update: 2:46 pm, 8/15/13, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Earlier this week, the state passed a new law regarding sex education in schools.
Update: 2:46 pm, 8/15/13, Thursday
ILLINOIS -- Earlier this week, the state passed a new law regarding sex education in schools. Students will now receive instruction on both abstinence and contraceptive methods.

The superintendent of Marshall Community Schools isn't sure what sparked the push. He says his district has been doing it for years. He believes schools have a responsibility to arm students with as much information as possible in all subject areas.

Governor Quinn supports the bill. He's currently reviewing it, but hasn't set a date to sign it.
Original: 6:24 pm, 8/12/13, Monday
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn says he will sign a law changing sex education in schools. The law will require curriculum to also provide information about birth control and STD's, not just abstinence.

The law is intended to help prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD's. It goes into effect in January.
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