A brand new health and physical education standards manual, released by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), will be implemented in schools across the state for the 2017-2018 school year.
A Washington state school official said that if a student rejects the idea that “gender identity” is different than “biological sex”, it would be up to each local school as to whether they would end up failing the course based upon their own beliefs.
- Beginning in Kindergarten, students will be taught about the many ways to express gender. Gender expression education will include information about the manifestations of traits that are typically associated with one gender. Crossdressing is one form of gender expression.