Time is Running Out for the Reading & Dyslexia Handbook
Your Voice is Needed to Ensure the Reading & Dyslexia Handbook Bill Passes the Senate Before 4.12.21
A Reading & Dyslexia Handbook is an essential tool that can help school districts develop budgets and programs to close opportunity gaps & support positive student outcomes. It’s a win-win for parents, students and school systems.
Officially titled “The Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance,” HB 237 & SB 126 are a cost-effective way to provide guidance to school districts who are charged with making decisions on screening and interventions for reading.
The Maryland Legislature just passed a budget that includes $171.5 million to provide Maryland students with small group reading instruction to help close reading opportunity gaps. Another $2.5 billion in federal education COVID recovery block grants will be available for professional learning, screening, instruction and interventions for students.