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Date Violence Education Bill Gets A Hearing

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Schools in New Jersey might have to conduct classes about dating violence.

The Senate Education Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would create a task force to develop a policy to address dating violence.

Health teachers in public schools would be required to give age-appropriate instruction.

The policy would provide guidelines to school staff on reporting and responding to date violence.

The bill also requires the Education Department to develop dating violence training materials and to post them online.
The measure has bipartisan sponsorship.

A similar bill has been approved by the Assembly Education panel.

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