Great video that really explains dyslexia (click below)
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COBIDA's Fall Membership & Resource Fair
When: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: XENOS Community Church and Center, 1340 Community Park Dr.; Columbus, OH
Come and join us for an evening of learning and discovery of resources available in our community
AND BECOME a MEMBER!
The ESEA rewrite passed the Senate 81-17. 178 amendments were considered and 66 were accepted. They are working now on adding those to the bill.
Language was added to the Senate bill which would create a Comrpehensive Literacy Center, but it is still up to individual districts to decide how they will spend the federal money.
While the Murphy-Booker amendment was voted down, it is still a strong amendment because the vote was close 43-54 and NCLD thinks parts of it will eventually be added to the bill once it is in conference committee. Rpb Portman (OH) was the only republican that voted for it.
A Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus will be forming in the Senate co-chaired by Senators Cassidy (R-LA) and Bennet (D-CO). Bennet is dyslexic. A formal announcement has not yet been made, but expect to see one soon.
The House bill passed narrowly - all democrats and 27 republicans voted no.
The READ Act, HR 3033, has been introduced by House Science, Space, and Tech Committee Chairman Smith (R-TX). This bill will help to translate reading research into classroom implementation as NCLD briefly explained it today.
What We Can Do
Congress will be working in their home states the month of August and will return to DC in September. Try to make contact with them pertaining to the following issues:
- request they join their respective dyslexia caucus
- request house reps to support the READ Act, HR 3033
- The house version of the ESEA rewrite does not include the provision to create a Comprehensive Literacy Center, request it is included in the in the combined house/senate version of the rewrite