On November 20, the school boards of Illinois will vote on a resolution, drafted by the Avoca District 37 school board, to address our State’s literacy crisis. Here is our opportunity to begin addressing the root cause of the reading crisis in Illinois.
If Resolution #1 passes at the IASB (IL Association of School Boards) Delegate Assembly on Nov 20, it will give the IASB a mandate to lobby ISBE (IL State Board of Ed) to require future teacher candidates to take coursework in and pass a test on the science that supports how children learn to read. The full text is on page 9 of the IASB Resolution Committee Report.
Please contact your local school board members now and let them know that you want them to support Resolution #1 at the November 20 IASB Delegate Assembly.