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For a quick overview, try this search for “dyslexia” at the Open States web site.  It will return a list of all bills containing the word dyslexia, in reverse date order based on the most recent action on each bill.

2017 Pending Legislation

The table below lists bills that are currently pending in various state legislatures:

StateSessionBill TitleBill IDIntroducedSession EndStatusOutcome
Arizona2017Dyslexia Handbook; DefinitionHB 22021/17/174/17/17Bill History
D.C.2017-2018Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot ProgramDC B 79 1/24/1712/31/18Bill History
Massachusetts2017-2018An Act relative to students with dyslexia.SD 1498, SB 2941/23/171/2/19Bill History
Minnesota2017-2018Dyslexia and literacy specialist requiredHB 6681/30/175/21/18Bill History
Minnessota2017-2018
Dyslexia and literacy specialist employmentSB 4531/27/175/21/18Bill History
Mississippi2017
Dyslexia CoordinatorHB 4214/2/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017Hinds County Dyslexia Therapy Pilot ProgramHB 10471/3/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017 Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship HB 1034, HB 1036, HB 10461/16/174/2/17Bill History
Nebraska2017-2018Add dyslexia for purposes of special educationLB 6451/18/176/1/18Bill History
New Jersey2016-2017State Dyslexia websiteSB 1333, AB 30192/11/161/9/18Bill History
New Jersey2016-2017Pilot Program Assistive TechnologyAB 32442/22/161/9/18Bill History
South Carolina2017-2018Universal ScreeningHB 34141/11/176/10/18Bill History
Texas2017Dyslexia TestingHB 18862/14/20175/29/17Bill History

US Supreme Court: IEP must be “appropriately ambitious”

Seal of US Supreme CourtThe US Supreme Court has held that federal law requires schools to provide an IEP that is “appropriately ambitious” for each student’s circumstances.   In the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School Dist RE-1, in a unanimous ruling issued March 22, 2017, the Court rejected the school district’s argument for a more modest standard (“more than de minimis“).  At issue was the proper standard required by federal law requiring schools to provide a “Free and Appropriate Education” (FAPE) to children qualifying for special education services. 

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