Senate Moves Dyslexia Bill Forward

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A senate committee wrapped up a two-day discussion Wednesday, on a bill that would provide additional dyslexia screening for students and training for teachers.

Schools would be required to screen students for dyslexia in kindergarten, first and second grade. Some people expressed concern about the time dyslexia screenings for every student would take, but some lawmakers pushed back on those comments. Others say the required screening could mislabel kids, but author of the bill Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) says it’s an important identification tool.

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