Each school district is required by law to provide instruction in grades K-12 at an appropriate place in the curriculum, teaching and learning that highlights and promotes diversity, including economic diversity, equity, inclusion, tolerance, and belonging in connection with gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disabilities, and religious tolerance; as well as the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people at the middle and high school level.
Please note: The New Jersey Department of Education does not provide districts with a specific curriculum guide or resources, rather, each Local Educational Agency is required to meet these mandates by infusing both resources, topics and instruction directly into our curriculum guides, instructional offerings and courses/classes.
Diversity and Inclusion Law: N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.36a
- Each school district shall incorporate instruction on diversity and inclusion in an appropriate place in the curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. For additional information, please visit the following: The New Jersey Department of Education: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.