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Mission and Vision

Mission of The Teaneck School District:
The Teaneck Public School District educates and empowers students by providing a high-quality, rigorous educational experience which prepares students for success within a diverse, global society.

Vision of The Teaneck School District: 

The Teaneck Advantage: Educational Excellence for All.

Our Commitment

The Teaneck School District is committed to fostering, promoting and cultivating the gifts and talents of every student. In order to do this, The Office of Curriculum and Instruction promotes and advances teaching and learning practices that are responsive, authentic and affirming. Our commitment and work reaffirms the District’s core beliefs of equity, excellence, collaboration and innovation.

New Jersey Department of Education Curriculum Mandates

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The following New Jersey State legislation provides administrative guidance regarding curricular mandates associated with advancing equitable and inclusive teaching and learning. 

New Jersey State Legislation:
  • Amistad Law (N.J.S.A. 18A 52:16A-88)
  • Holocaust Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-28)
  • LGBT and Disabilities Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.35)

Amistad Law

Amistad Law (N.J.S.A. 18A 52:16A-88) Every board of education shall incorporate the information regarding the contributions of African-Americans to our country in an appropriate place in the curriculum of elementary and secondary school students.

Goals: 

  • To infuse the history of Africans and African-Americans into the district’s curriculum in order to provide an accurate, complete and inclusive history
  • To ensure that Teaneck Public School teachers are equipped to teach and address this mandate effectively and meaningfully

  • To create and coordinate events which raise awareness about the importance of the history of African-Americans to the growth and development of American society

Additional Resources:

The Amistad Commission 

NJ Amistad Commission Interactive Curriculum

Holocaust Law

Holocaust Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-28) Every board of education shall include instruction on the Holocaust and genocides in an appropriate place in the curriculum of all elementary and secondary school pupils. The instruction shall further emphasize the personal responsibility that each citizen bears to fight racism and hatred whenever and wherever it happens. 

Goals: 

  • To promote Holocaust/Genocide education and awareness across the K-12 continuum
  • To ensure that Teaneck Public School teachers are equipped to teach and address this mandate effectively and meaningfully while also emphasizing the personal responsibility that each citizen bears to fight racism and hatred whenever and wherever it happens

  • To create and coordinate events which raise awareness about the Holocaust and genocide education 

Additional Resources:

NJDOE Commission on Holocaust Education 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

LGBT and Disabilities Law

LGBT and Disabilities Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.35) A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning. 
Goals: 
  • To infuse instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in to the district’s curricula 
  • To ensure that Teaneck Public School teachers are  adequately equipped to teach and address this mandate effectively and meaningfully throughout all of the content areas
  • To create and coordinate events which raise awareness about the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people 
Additional Resources:

Bergen County Diversity Project - Professional Resources

LGBTQ Education: Books for Educators