MD SB126 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous SB575


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-01-06 - Hearing 1/27 at 11:00 a.m.
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requiring the State Department of Education to establish, by October 1, 2021, a stakeholder advisory group to develop a reading and dyslexia handbook to guide local school systems in the implementation of best practices for early literacy and dyslexia; requiring a completed handbook be made available to the public by June 1, 2022; requiring the development of tools and materials to address the needs of at-risk and struggling students with dyslexia; requiring the Department to update the handbook every 3 years; etc.

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State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance



2021-01-06SenateHearing 1/27 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Same As/Similar To

HB237 (Crossfiled) 2021-02-17 - Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB575 (Carry Over) 2020-02-05 - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Education1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Education4136(n/a)See Bill Text
Education8420(n/a)See Bill Text

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