Provides for (i) early reading intervention services for students in grades K-3 who demonstrate deficiencies; (ii) mathematics intervention services to students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 who are at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test; and (iii) local school division flexibility in the use of state funding designated for Standards of Learning Algebra Readiness; Standards of Quality Prevention, Intervention, and Remediation; Early Reading Intervention; and instructional technology resource teachers.
Amends Georgia Code relating to the scholarship program for special needs students, so as to expand eligibility for the program; to rename the scholarship the “Georgia Early HOPE Scholarship”; to revise definitions; to provide for additional notification of the program; to provide for additional state funds to be included in the scholarship payment;
Subject to funding by the State Board of Education, provides that a school board shall require a school to provide recordings for its blind and dyslexic students. Effective immediately.
An act relating to special education; requiring interventions for students displaying characteristics of dyslexia. Defines dyslexia and requires schools to provide research-based interventions for all students showing characteristics of dyslexia and experiencing difficulty in learning to read or write.
Directs the Secretary of Education (Secretary) to establish minimum standards that: (1) prohibit elementary and secondary school personnel from managing any student by using any mechanical or chemical restraint, physical restraint or escort that restricts breathing, or aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety;
The purpose of this Act is to support students with dyslexia by:
(1) Making technical assistance and training available by the 2010-2011 school year to educators, education officials, and employees providing instruction or special services for the education, therapy, and training of exceptional children; and