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 June 10, 2021

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Florida-2021-HB419-Early Learning

Deleting the Office of Early Learning from within the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice of the Department of Education; establishing the Division of Early Learning within the department; revising approved child care or early education settings for the placement of certain children; revising the requirements of the Gold Seal Quality Care program; requiring students enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to participate in a specified screening and progress monitoring program; revising early learning coalition responsibilities and duties; authorizing certain students who enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to receive intensive reading interventions using specified funds, etc.

Florida-2021-HB7011-Student Literacy

Provides & revises requirements relating to improvement of student literacy skills; requires DOE, in consultation with Office of Early Learning, to implement coordinated screening & progress monitoring system for VPK program through grade 8; establishes Reading Achievement Initiative for Scholastic Excellence Program within DOE; revises requirements relating to specified reading instruction allocation; revises requirements for certain instructional personnel & professional development program.

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.