The state legislature has just passed the gifted education legislation (as of Tues. 3/8) and it will go forward to the governor for his signature (or his veto!) as AB903. This is the bill that would increase transparency, accountability, and equity in gifted education in Wisconsin. (It does not mandate anything about how districts must identify or program for advanced learners.) You can find the bill's full text and its history at https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/ab903.
Thanks so much to those of you who contacted your state Senator or Assembly Representative! Now for the final step. The legislation was NOT passed unanimously, so we need to let the governor know how important it is to Wisconsin students and their families. The contact is easy: just go to:
and complete the online form using your HOME contact information. Your request goes on the line that says "Share your opinions with Governor Evers." You can say something as simple as "Please sign AB903 into law!" but you may also add why it's important to you or your child. For more detail and ideas, see our latest newsletter article at https://www.watg.org/advocacy-blog.
You may also call the governor's office with your message at 608-266-1212. Please make your online or phone contact in the next few days - it will take time for the staff to log all the requests that the governor is receiving at this busy time of year!
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