On June 18, the state Assembly met in floor session to act on a number of bills. K-12 education-related bills to expand the minority teacher loan program, include parent/guardian names as directory data under the state’s pupil records law, allow schools to provide prior notice of school safety drills to certain students and require certain information on school report cards were each approved on a voice vote (unanimously). A bill requiring the DPI to create a guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions for use by school districts and parents was approved on a vote of 76-21. These bills now head to the state Senate for consideration. Continue reading Assembly passes a number of K-12 bills
On Thursday, May 30, the Assembly Committee on Education met to vote on one bill (dyslexia guidebook) and hold a public hearing on three others (school meals, special education licensure & teacher licensure reciprocity).
Executive Session: Assembly Bill 110 was recommended for full passage by the Assembly on a party-line vote after an amendment was unanimously approved by committee members. Continue reading Assembly education committee meeting recap
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
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.
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
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.
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