Imagine if each Wisconsin school district had to report to DPI how many gifted students it identifies and serves, as well as the demographics of those students. And imagine if that type of information was easily available for all to see.
Accountability measures such as these - which ensure services for advanced learners are widespread, transparent, and equitable - are the subject of legislation that is being drafted as of this writing.
Members of WATG’s Government Action Committee anticipate this accountability legislation will move forward in the coming months and be on the Governor’s desk by late February. Additionally, a second bill on acceleration policy is being drafted and should follow the same timeline.
While no additional funding is attached to either of these bills, the policy changes now could lay the groundwork for future funding-related measures.
Stay tuned here to find out how you can help make this vision a reality. In the meantime, it’s not too early to get to know your state legislators.
To find your state legislators, go to the legislature home page https://legis.wisconsin.gov/; find the section called "Who Are My Legislators?" and enter your HOME address. Your state Senator and Assembly Representative and their contact information will pop up.
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