Kansas – 2018– HB 2602 – Legislative Task Force

Kansas outline and sealThere is hereby established the legislative task force on dyslexia. The task force shall advise and make recommendations to the
governor, the legislature and the state board of education regarding matters concerning the use of evidence-based practices for students with dyslexia. The work of the task force should be completed by January 2,  2019, and a report prepared and submitted to the governor, the legislature and the state board of education by January 30, 2019

Arizona-2018- HB2520-School Reading Requirements

ArizonaMakes various changes to the K-3 Reading Program.

  1. Requires, applicants for elementary teaching certificates to complete 45 classroom hours, or three credit hours, in reading instruction, including training on assessments, instructional practices and interventions to improve student reading proficiency.

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Nebraska – 2018- LB 1052 – Require instruction and teacher education for dyslexia

Provides that the State Department of Education shall develop and distribute a technical assistance document to provide guidance for school districts and teachers on how to understand and provide evidence-based interventions for dyslexia. Also provides that students exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia shall receive evidence-based structured literacy instruction using a multisensory approach as provided in the technical assistance document for dyslexia.

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Kentucky – 2018 – HB 187 – Dyslexia Definition and Programs

KentuckyCreates a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define “dyslexia” and “qualified dyslexia screening tool”.

Requires the Department of Education to make available a dyslexia toolkit that includes guidance on the instruction of students displaying characteristics of dyslexia.

Requires the Department of Education to collaborate with the Kentucky Collaborative Center for Literacy Development to update professional development for teachers related to dyslexia.

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Virginia – 2018 – HB 1265 – Teacher Education

State of VirginiaEducation preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia. Requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that leads to a degree, concentration, or certificate for reading specialists to include coursework or other training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a related disorder.

Oklahoma – 2017 – HB 2008 – Dyslexia Handbook

Oklahoma An Act relating to education; creating the Dyslexia and Education Task Force:

There is hereby created, to continue until December 31, 2018, the “Dyslexia and Education Task Force”. The purpose of the
task force shall be to create a dyslexia handbook that will provide guidance for schools, students and parents in identification,  intervention and support of students with dyslexia through accommodations and assistive technology.

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Minnesota – 2017 – Education Dyslexia Specialist

Minnesota Minnesota has enacted a new law requiring the Department of Education to employ a dyslexia specialist to provide information and support for schools.  The law provides:

The department must employ a dyslexia specialist to provide technical assistance for dyslexia and related disorders and to serve as the primary source of information and support for schools in addressing the needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders.

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