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Tell the Senate: Schools Must Intervene When Kids Are Falling Behind

 

Tell the Senate:
Schools Must Intervene
When Kids Are Falling Behind

  • This week, the Senate continues debating how to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.

  • The Senate plans to rewrite ESEA with a new bill called the Every Child Achieves Act.

  • This new bill has many strong policies for students with learning and attention issues. For example, it authorizes a first-of-its-kind comprehensive resource center for parents and educators to better support children who struggle with reading, writing and language processing due to dyslexia or other disabilities.

  • But the Every Child Achieves Act has a big flaw. Specifically, if a group of students are consistently falling behind, the bill doesn’t require states and schools to keep trying different approaches to help them. The bill needs to be strengthened to make sure schools provide evidence-based interventions and support when students—including those with disabilities—aren’t making progress.

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Use the form below to tell your Senators: The Every Child Achieves Act Must Require Schools to Intervene When Kids Are Falling Behind.

(Need more information about this alert? Read our analysis of the Every Child Achieves Act. For a broader view, read about what's at stake in ESEA for students with learning and attention issues.)
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The Every Child Achieves Act Must Require Schools to Intervene When Kids Are Falling Behind

Dear [Decision Maker],

The Senate is debating how to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. The new bill to rewrite ESEA is called the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.

As the Senate debates this new bill, I urge you to ensure it includes provisions that better address the needs of the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention issues. This group includes students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other challenges.




Please ensure that the bill requires schools to provide interventions when groups of students are falling behind.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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