MS HB1402 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 30 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-01-30 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create "the Mississippi Educator Dyslexia Awareness Act Of 2018"; To Amend Section 37-173-21, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require, Beginning In The 2018-2019 Academic Year, Each Individual Enrolled In A Postsecondary Degree Course Of Study In Early Childhood, Elementary Or Secondary Education, Special Education And Those Pursuing A Degree In School Administration At A Public Or Private Postsecondary Institution To Complete A Minimum Of Fifteen Class Hours Of Dyslexia Education Before Graduation With A Minimum Grade Of Eighty Percent; To Require All Candidates Applying For Licensure As A Mississippi Licensed Early Childhood, Elementary Or Secondary Educator, Special Education Instructor, Or Those Applying For Aa Administrator Licensure To Show Proof Of Successful Completion Of An Approved Dyslexia Education Course With A Minimum Grade Of Eighty Percent From And After July 1, 2019; To Exempt Certain School Personnel From The Dyslexia Education Requirement As A Condition Of Employment With The School District Or Special Purpose School; To Authorize The School District Or Special Purpose School Employing Such Persons To Provide The Necessary Dyslexia Education Training And Professional Development To Appropriate School Personnel Through The Use Of A Mississippi Aa Licensed Dyslexia Therapist Subject To The Availability Of Funds; To Provide That The Dyslexia Education Course Shall Be Designed As Fifteen-class-hour Unit Courses That Adhere To The Knowledge And Practice Standards For Teachers Of Reading Approved By The International Dyslexia Association; To Prescribe The Instructional Material To Be Included In The Course Shall Follow The Standards Adopted By The International Dyslexia Association's Professional Standards And Practices Committee; To Amend Section 37-159-51, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity To The Preceding Provisions; And For Related Purposes.

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Dyslexia education; require instruction at collegiate level for licensure and prescribe required standards.



2018-01-30HouseDied In Committee
2018-01-15HouseReferred To Education

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