State Government – As introduced, requires an agency that requires an examination to be administered to a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession to provide reasonable accommodations to a person diagnosed with dyslexia. – Amends TCA Title 4.
These two bills require that youths committed to the division of Youth Services and adult prison inmates receive reading assessments and dyslexia screenings; to be provided with reading and dyslexia services; and to require that Youth Services and state Corrections teachers know best practices of scientific reading instruction.
Provides that once per year, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, a dyslexia awareness program shall be offered. At a minimum, the program shall include: 1. Training in awareness of dyslexia characteristics in students; 2. Training in effective classroom instruction to meet the needs of students with dyslexia; and 3. Available dyslexia resources for teachers, students and parents.
An Act To Amend Section 37-106-71, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Loan Forgiveness To Individuals Providing Instructional Or Clinical Service As A Licensed Dyslexia Therapist In A Public Or Eligible Nonpublic School For The Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; To Amend Section 37-106-57, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Awards Granted Under The William Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program Shall Be Available To Nontraditional Licensed Teachers Under Certain Conditions; And For Related Purposes.
Utah has passed a law extending its school dyslexia program until 2024. For more information, see Utah Intervention for Reading Difficulties Program.
AN ACT relating to education; amending the reading assessment and intervention program required for students in grades kindergarten through grade three; and providing for an effective date.
An act concerning school-level improvement plans and the right to read act; to require that a public school include in its annual school-level improvement plan a literacy plan; to require that the curriculum, professional development, and graduate studies recommendations for a public school district and open-enrollment public charter school be in accordance with the science of reading; to require that the department of education create an approved list of curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading; and for other purposes.
Requires Department of Education to issue guidelines for screening students for neurological learning disabilities, including dyslexia, and for teacher preparedness.