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Education

This week, the Senate is working to overhaul No Child Left Behind, the main federal law concerning K-12 education. First Focus Campaign for Children is working with allies in the Senate to pass amendments that would change the bill to improve educational outcomes for children across the country. Please help us improve this proposed legislation by contacting your Senators through Twitter on the following amendments. To get started, select your state below:


Opportunity Dashboard

Amendment #2161 is co-sponsored by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sherrod Brown (R-OH). It would ensure all students have access to the same education opportunities, such as guidance counselors, classes, and great educators.

.[Insert Twitter Handle], support #ESEA amdmt 2161: close gaps,ensure ALL students have counselors, STEM, great educators, etc #InvestInKids
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Student Non-Discrimination

Amendment #2093 is sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN). It would make sure every student is protected from bullying and harassment and to end discrimination in school based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

.[Insert Twitter Handle], support #ESEA amdmt 2093 to protect students from bullying and end #GLBTQ discrimination in schools #InvestInKids
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Full-service Community Schools

Amendment #2100 is sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). It would establish a grant to school districts to establish community schools, or schools that integrate community services, such as tutoring and health clinics, into the school day and after school programs.

.[Insert Twitter Handle], support #ESEA amdmt 2100, help schools coordinate education w/ tutoring, health, afterschool programs #InvestInKids
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