School zone legislation is right move — CommonWealth Magazine

I AM HERE today to express my support for House Bill 304, An Act To Promote Autonomy and Success in Schools, otherwise known as the PASS Act, as I believe the bill would strengthen the hand of those who like me are charged with the responsibility of turning around struggling urban school districts with all… via… Continue reading School zone legislation is right move — CommonWealth Magazine

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‘Dyslexia Bill’ Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo

By Staff Writer at http://www.27east.com Sep 5, 2017 2:51 PM A bill designed to address the educational needs of students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning disorders recently was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Originally known as the “dyslexia bill,” the legislation instructs the State Department of Education to comply with federal guidelines… Continue reading ‘Dyslexia Bill’ Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo

Dyslexic kids in Canada deserve better

BY KEITH GRAY Special to The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 8:00AM EDT Last updated Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 8:00AM EDT Keith Gray is the founder and director of Dyslexia Canada Most kids don’t want summer to end. But 15 per cent of kids absolutely dread summer ending. Going back to school in September… Continue reading Dyslexic kids in Canada deserve better

Understanding Dyslexia through the Eyes of Hank Zipzer

This article by  Jodi Pilgrim from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor tells about the new Texas literacy laws which mandate the continuing education requirements for educators who teach dyslexic students. Close to twenty percent of the US population display one or more symptoms of dyslexia (Washburn, Joshi, & Binks-Cantrell, 2011), and teachers must be equipped to… Continue reading Understanding Dyslexia through the Eyes of Hank Zipzer

Cheri Rae: Myth About Dyslexia Being Replaced with State Legislation, Improved Awareness

By Cheri Rae | August 22, 2017 | 2:15 p.m. As the children in our community head back to school, it’s timely to share some very important information about dyslexia, a common condition that is widely misunderstood: Individuals with dyslexia number 1 in 5; dyslexia is a hereditary, neurological difference in the brain that causes difficulties in reading, writing… Continue reading Cheri Rae: Myth About Dyslexia Being Replaced with State Legislation, Improved Awareness

Dyslexia, once the reading disability that shall not be named, comes into its own in California

by JANE MEREDITH ADAMS Jamie Bennetts created a spreadsheet of every child’s reading scores in the small Knightsen Elementary School District a few summers ago, identified the laggers and greeted them in the fall with state-adopted reading interventions. She was new to her job as a reading interventionist, a position she sought after the unnerving… Continue reading Dyslexia, once the reading disability that shall not be named, comes into its own in California

Discussing sound literacy instruction, supporting teachers and defending public education

by  Russ Walsh   from http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2017/08/high-expectations-yes-but.html About the time that the No Child Left Behind legislation went into effect in 2002, then President George W. Bush famously decried the "soft-bigotry of low expectations" that was holding too many students back. President Bush had a point, if teachers and educational leaders did not expect high achievement from their… Continue reading Discussing sound literacy instruction, supporting teachers and defending public education