South Dakota – 2020 – HB 1175 – Define Dyslexia

Definition of Dyslexia for special education purposes:

Dyslexia is a learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Wisconson – 2019-2020 – AB 110 – Dyslexia Guidebook

Wisconsin

This bill requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to develop a guidebook for parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators regarding dyslexia and related conditions.

To develop the guidebook, the state superintendent of public instruction must establish an advisory committee, whose membership shall be determined in consultation with the International Dyslexia Association—Wisconsin Branch, Inc. (IDA), and the Wisconsin State Reading Association, Inc. (WSRA). Representatives from IDA and WSRA also serve as cochairpersons on the advisory committee.

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2020 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2020.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, key word, status, or bill number. 
Table updated April 3, 2020

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Texas – 2019 – HB 3 – School Funding for Dyslexia

State of Texas

School Funding Bill includes specific allotment for funding of dyslexic students.

Additional funding is provided to support students with Dyslexia. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools will receive a weight of 0.10 multiplied against the Basic Allotment for each student that has been identified as having Dyslexia or a related disorder.

Students may qualify for both SPED and Dyslexia Allotments.

Rhode Island – 2019 – HB 5887 – Right to Read Act

Rhode Island

Creates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction and further require all other licensed teachers to have a cursory knowledge of scientific and structured literacy reading instruction. This act also establishes new provisions addressing the education of children with dyslexia and related disorders