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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.

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New UK Primary School Tests Discriminate Against Students with Dyslexia

From The Guardian,

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) said it has been inundated with calls from primary headteachers who are alarmed about the new system, which will require 10- and 11-year-olds to correctly spell more than 100 key words before they are judged to have reach expected educational standards. The system will come into effect for exams […]

Secretary of Education “I Don’t Think We Have a Specific Program for Dyslexia”

“Why the Heck Don’t You Have a Specific Program for Dyslexia?” – Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA, Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus).

It should come as no surprise that it was a parent to ask the piecing question of why more isn’t being done for students with dyslexia. Senator Bill Cassidy is the parent of a child with dyslexia […]

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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 […]