Written by Alexander Gounaris
We’re thrilled to announce Lowell Public Schools’ participation in History UnErased’s “On the Front Lines: Equipping teachers to improve the educational and wellness outcomes of LGBTQ youth.” Educators from all nine middle schools in Lowell, MA will participate in this year-long, comprehensive training on the infusion of LGBTQ history and academic content. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, as a public health initiative to address the social-emotional and behavioral health of Lowell’s youth. This is a progressive step forward for the City of Lowell, and the Commonwealth in its entirety.
The faculty objectives are as follows…
- Study LGBTQ-inclusive academic content in core subject areas. Training sessions will include expert speakers, discussions, interactive, multi-media presentations and collaboration among all middle schools
- Conduct a classroom action research project, using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, to gauge the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive academic content
- Selected teachers will have an opportunity to earn (3) graduate credits from Endicott College for their participation
Lowell’s longstanding dedication to innovative approaches in education has now reached new heights in establishing a curriculum of equality unprecedented in its public school system. The potential outcomes of this project will lead to a more inclusive environment for all students in the district.