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The Effort To Stop Campus Rape Is Finally Starting To Focus On High Schools

A provision in the Senate’s proposed rewrite of the nation’s main education law governing K-12 schools would push for more sex education that focuses on dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015 would award four-year grants to schools to teach “safe relationship behavior.” It was originally introduced in February by Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). McCaskill has been pushing for a bipartisan measure to crack down on colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases. While the Teach Safe Relationships Act would not actually appropriate any new funding for anti-sexual assault measures, it further clarifies that schools could get money for such programs.