Texas – 2013 – SB185 – School Reporting

identificationRelating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.  Amends Texas Education Code to require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to report through the Public Education Information Management System information regarding the number of students enrolled in the district or school who are identified as having dyslexia.
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Utah – 2013 – Dyslexia Screening in Public Schools

readingThis bill requires reading assessments and screening for learning difficulties in public schools. This Bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to develop a list of indicators that indicate whether a student may be at risk for a reading difficulty or dyslexia;
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Hawaii – 2013-2014 – HB 675 – Dyslexia Awareness and Standards

dyslexia awarenessPromotes awareness of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia and other similar learning disorders. Requires DOE to provide professional development to teachers relating to students with dyslexia. Requires the Hawaii teachers standards board to establish licensure standards for reading specialists.


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Kansas – 2013-2014 – SB 44 – Dyslexia Identification and Services

studentAN ACT concerning school districts; relating to the identification and instruction of pupils with dyslexia. The bill requires Kansas schools to accept the diagnosis of dyslexia from any licensed psychologist, physician or psychiatrist, and to provide services for all children with a dyslexia diagnosis.
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West Virginia – 2013 – SB 111 – Dyslexia Screening & Intervention

kids-reading4A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia  by adding  a new section defining “dyslexia”; establishing a dyslexia screening and intervention pilot project; and establishing a dyslexia teacher training pilot program.


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New York – 2011-2012 – A09940 – Dyslexia Teacher Certification

An act to amend the education law, in relation to the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders. 
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West Virginia – 2012 – SB662 – Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

Establishes pilot projects for dyslexia screening and intervention and teacher training. Each project will be implemented in three school districts selected by the state superintendent of education. 
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New Jersey – 2012-2013 – AJR49 – Dyslexia Awareness Month

Designates October of each year as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” in New Jersey.
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Maryland – 2012 – HB1252 – Dyslexia Testing and Services

Establishes a pilot program for testing for dyslexia and related learning disorders. Requires county boards to provide specified services to students with dyslexia. 
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Rhode Island – 2012 – H7541 – Dyslexia Diagnosis and Treatment

This act would enact the Rhode Island dyslexia act to establish policies and treatment for students with dyslexia in Rhode Island schools.  Provides that local education agencies must consider symptoms and diagnosis of dyslexia in developing literacy intervention plans and individual education plans.
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