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New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

Newly minted Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

Hopefully this is […]

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing!

The revised Bill includes more specific wording about Dyslexia and requires the National Science Foundation to support:

“research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and administrators of students […]

California Dyslexia Bill A.B. 1369 Advances to the Governor Brown!

Dyslexia Law Advances to Governor Brown
CA Residents – Email Him!

California Senate unanimously passed A.B. 1369 which states that the Superintendent shall: “develop program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational […]

Dyslexia Action in the US: Support HR 3033

When Dyslexic Advantage’s Legislative Action leader attorney Leila Leoncavallo met with Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Lamar Smith of the Dyslexia Caucus in Washington DC, she found out that the voices of parents and students personally affected by lack of dyslexia policies in public schools weren’t being heard by government officials. As a result, […]

Dyslexia and the “Privilege” of an Appropriate Education

Many of us were deeply disappointed this week when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted down the amendments proposed by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. These amendments would have provided much needed federal support for the appropriate education of dyslexic students.

This loss was made […]

Senate Rejects Dyslexia Amendment from ESEA No Child Left Behind

In a very close vote (12-10), the Senate defeated Senator Bill Cassidy’s submission of an Amendment to the ESEA / No Child Left Behind Act that would have allowed (not even mandated) federal funds to be used for better education of students with dyslexia in public schools. You can contact and share your comments […]