February 25, 2020

Call to Action: Equity in the Identifying of Highly Capable Students

Dear Washington State PTA member,

Highly Capable programs across the state do not currently reflect the demographic makeup of the communities in which they reside. Children in poverty and from minority groups are 2.5 less likely to be identified for, and in, highly capable programs.

We are asking you to contact your legislators with the following message to support legislation to address these issues, which we encourage you to customize to add your personal story. Thank you for advocating for the 1.1 million students of Washington to have the best opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Click here to participate through The Action Network. Please share this message with members of your council and encourage them to write their legislators too.

Visit our website for more information on WSPTA’s legislative priorities. If you would like to receive WSPTA Action Alerts directly, please sign up for the Action Network here.

Thank you,

Sherry Rudolph, WSPTA Advocacy Director

Thank you for participating in Washington State PTA’s Advocacy Week, February 24-28, 2020. Stay tuned for action requests each day this week.

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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