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Dyslegia.com tracks the progress of legislation specifically related to dyslexia throughout the United States.

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2021 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 
Table updated April 15, 2021

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Mississippi – 2021 – HB 754 – Dyslexia Education

An act to create new section 37-173-16, Mississippi code of 1972, to provide the steps schools must take for the education and care of students with dyslexia and other related disorders; to provide that the department of education shall require school districts to conduct four hours of awareness training for dyslexia and other related disorders to all licensed educators and paraprofessionals responsible for instruction; to provide that standard 1 and standard 2 of the International Dyslexia Association’s “Knowledge and practice standards for teachers of reading” 2018 edition shall be the minimum content used for the dyslexia training; to amend section 37-173-9, Mississippi code of 1972, to delete certain provisions relating to school’s determination of students with dyslexia; and for related purposes.

Virginia – 2021 – HB 1865 – K-3 Reading Intervention

State of Virginia

Certain students in kindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services. Requires reading intervention services for students in kindergarten through grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading test or any reading diagnostic test that meets criteria established by the Department of Education to be evidence-based, including services that are grounded in the science of reading, and include explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction, to include phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and text comprehension as appropriate based on the student’s demonstrated reading deficiencies.

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Tennessee – 2021 – SB 7003 – Literacy Success Act

Tennessee

Creates the Tennessee Literacy Success Act
(Act). Requires each local education agency (LEA) and public charter school to provide foundational literacy skills instruction, annually administer three universal reading screeners to students in kindergarten through grade three (K-3), and provide reading interventions and supports for students in kindergarten through grade five (K-5) who are identified as having a significant reading deficiency.

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Iowa-2020-SF2356-Dyslexia Education

Iowa

A bill for an act relating to the education of students with characteristics of dyslexia and to the preparation and licensure of practitioners for such instruction, and establishing an Iowa dyslexia board. 

Requires state education board to set standards and procedures for teacher training in preparation for advanced dyslexia specialist endorsement.

Requires hiring of full time dyslexia consultant by education board, by July 2024.

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