Tag Archives: Dyslexia

Assembly education committee schedules public hearing for April 18

The Assembly Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol.

The committee is chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) and is scheduled to take public testimony on two bills:

Assembly Bill 129 Relating to: allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually.

By Representatives Jagler, Murphy, Brandtjen, Brooks, Dittrich, Horlacher, Hutton, Katsma, Knodl, Kulp, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Tusler, Zimmerman and Plumer; cosponsored by Senators Kooyenga, Kapenga, Craig, Cowles, Jacque and Stroebel. Continue reading Assembly education committee schedules public hearing for April 18

Legislative Council study committees wrap up work

In a series of posts, we’ll take a closer look at several study committees that recently completed their work on topics related to K-12 education and public schools.

We’ll start with the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia, which met for the last time in mid-December and voted to recommend two draft bills for the Joint Legislative Council to introduce in the 2019-20 session.

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Study committee proposes dyslexia specialist & guidebook

The Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia met to finalize two bill drafts and three informal recommendations on December 4 in the State Capitol.  The committee will forward the bills and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Council who will decide whether to advance the bills to the full legislature.

The first proposed bill would require the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to hire a dyslexia specialist beginning in the 2019-20 school year with certain duties and qualifications laid out in the legislation. Continue reading Study committee proposes dyslexia specialist & guidebook

Dyslexia study committee set to make recommendations on Oct. 23

The Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 23 to consider making several recommendations, including proposed legislation.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m., in Room 411 South, State Capitol, Madison.

One proposed bill would require the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in consultation with an advisory committee created under the bill, to develop a guidebook related to reading difficulties and dyslexia for pupils, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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Study Committee on Dyslexia to meet Sept. 18

The third meeting of the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 411 South, State Capitol, Madison.

This Study Committee has been directed to review the current screening, identification, school intervention, and treatment protocols for dyslexia in K-12 schools; to examine the effects of current state statutes and regulations on literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia; and to evaluate the effects of dyslexia on literacy outcomes in the state. Continue reading Study Committee on Dyslexia to meet Sept. 18

Dyslexia study committee meets Wednesday, Aug. 29

The Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 29 at 9:30 AM in Room 411 South, State Capitol.  The meeting will be broadcast live on Wisconsin Eye and include presentations by invited speakers. (See full agenda)

The Study Committee’s work could have important implications for public schools, as it is directed to review current screening, identification, school intervention, and treatment protocols for dyslexia in K-12 schools; to examine the effects of current state statutes and regulations on literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia; and to evaluate the effects of dyslexia on literacy outcomes in the state.

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Legislative Council Study Committee members named

During the summer and fall of each even-numbered year, the Joint Legislative Council selects a number of subjects for study from suggestions submitted by legislators.

As noted in a previous post, two 2018 study committees will be of particular interest to school leaders: the Legislative Council Study Committee on Identification and Management of Dyslexia; and the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds.  The membership of those two study groups has been finalized. Continue reading Legislative Council Study Committee members named