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Take Action: Tell Your Representative to Support the Whole Child!

ASCD Educator AdvocatesU.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) just introduced federal resolution H.Res.658 (PDF), which supports a whole child approach to education. It's a crucial first step in getting federal lawmakers to develop policies and make decisions that more effectively promote students' long-term learning, development, and success. Now, we need your help in letting your lawmaker know about the resolution and why it's important. Please take five minutes to ask your representative to cosponsor the resolution.

The resolution states that the U.S. House of Representatives

  • recognizes the benefit of ensuring students are challenged, supported, healthy, safe, and engaged;
  • encourages parents, educators, and community members to support a whole child approach to education for each student; and
  • encourages the federal government to identify opportunities among federal agencies to coordinate the education, health, and social service sectors serving our nation's youth.

We thank you in advance for asking your lawmaker to cosponsor the resolution. Take Action!

Comments (1)

Kyra Norsigian

July 21, 2014

We need to meet the needs of our students that go beyond instructional time in the classroom.

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