Diverse and Inclusive Instructional Materials & Resources

As a reflection of our ongoing commitment to ensure our curriculum is inclusive and affirming of all students, the elementary and secondary English Language Arts (ELA) teams in the Office of Curriculum & Instructional Programs (OCIP) have approved a selection of over 22 LGBTQ+-inclusive texts for use in the classroom.

As stated in Board of Education Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency, “Instructional materials used in MCPS schools will reflect the diversity of the global community, the aspirations, issues, and achievements of women, persons with disabilities, persons from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as persons of diverse gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.” MCPS is excited about the ongoing work in schools to honor the perspectives and experiences of students, staff, and community members who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and will continue in their efforts to add more inclusive texts and materials to the curriculum.


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