Proposed Health Education Standards Drawing Formal Objections From School Boards Across Neb


      Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. 

      State Senator Joni Albrecht says 47 school boards across the state have either adopted resolutions or sent letters opposing the first draft of the standards the Nebraska Department of Education is considering. 

     Under the proposed standards, elementary students would learn about different kinds of family structures, including same-gender families, and gender identity. 

     State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt told school districts in a letter earlier this month that there would be changes in the second draft of the standards, including the removal of many of the explicit examples