State-wide Materials (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

New Jersey

NJ A4454 Signed Into Law: Enacts DEI, gender, and unconscious instruction for all districts in k - 12

CHAPTER 32 AN ACT concerning diversity and inclusion instruction in school districts and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: C.18A:35-4.36a Curriculum to include instruction on diversity and inclusion. 1. a. Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, each school district shall incorporate instruction on diversity and inclusion in an appropriate place …

New Jersey

Culturally responsive classrooms in Roselle Park

This is a mission statement on the elementary schools website about the current curriculum being based on the teachings of Gay Geneva

New Jersey

Bill 2781 requires teaching K-12 students about "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" training

Via NJ.com: The state Senate on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would require public school districts in New Jersey to teach diversity and inclusion. Under the bill (S2781) which passed, 26-13, the instruction will be taught to students grades kindergarten through 12th starting in the 2021-22 school year. The bill would ensure students “examine the impact that unconscious bias and economic disparities have at both an individual …

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education - Equity in Action Conference 2020

The Office of Professional Learning, in partnership with the Long Branch Public School District, cordially invites you to join us for the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) second annual statewide equity event, “Equity in Action."

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District-level Materials

Roselle Park Borough School District

Culturally responsive classrooms in Roselle Park

This is a mission statement on the elementary schools website about the current curriculum being based on the teachings of Gay Geneva

Northern Valley Regional School District

"Equity" Literacy

Dr. Edward Fergus was hired by the district in November 2020 to deliver Equity Literacy and Social Justice workshops as well as revamp the Language Arts curriculum. Attached is his proposal that the Board unanimously approved. From the proposal: ● Participants will understand how bias based beliefs create disproportionate educational outcomes for students. ● Participants will develop an equity literacy lens to help them identify and interrupt practices in at …

Roselle Borough School District

Survey asks about sexual orientation, transgenderism

Received survey for me and my child on , racial equity, inclusion, diversity, sexual orientation, transgender, what sex I was at birth. Etc. It cam from Harvard University, www.tripoded.com

Lawrence Township School District

Hires Equity Consultant Dr. Rebekah Cordova

Our district published a newsletter announcing new equity proposals including the hiring of Dr. Rebekah Cordova. I found a youtube video of her discussing her Ph.D. dissertation on DIY Punk Learning. Towards the end we learn her thoughts on schools and how they exist today. See time stamp 58:35.

Berlin Borough School District

8th grade students required to read "Stamped Racism, Antiracism, and You" By Jason Reynold and Ibram Kendi

"Critical Race Theory is being introduced to our 8th grade children this school year. The required book is based on an ideology that there is white privilege and systematic racism. It also discusses Anti-police rhetoric and anti-conservative political views. Also, a town hall with a critical race theorist Dr. Shelly Zion."

Lawrence Township School District

Training teachers using Kendi books

https://twitter.com/JayBilly2/status/1301618677037641729?s=20 Kendi books for teacher PD's! (retweeted by district superintendent) https://twitter.com/msafischer/status/1303453352756469769?s=20

Lawrence Township School District

Elementary school principal hoping to overcome his white fragility by scoffing at community concerns

Elementary school principal blog post and tweets. He read Kendi's book over the summer...