Reading Proficiency and Dyslexia Task Force – Second Meeting

Anchorage – Wednesday, October 31 will mark the second official meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Reading Proficiency and Dyslexia authorized by the Alaska Legislature through House Bill 64 last session.  The task force will meet again to continue studying the latest research on how children learn to read and look at ways to effectively put this knowledge into practice.

The task force will also examine the effects of current Alaska statutes on reading proficiency and dyslexia, as well as researching practices in other jurisdictions. The task force will then make recommendations to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and education of children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties in Alaska. The task force’s final report is to be submitted by March 29 of next year.

The twelve-member task force is made up of three members of the Alaska House of Representatives, three members of the Alaska State Senate, and six members of the public representing teachers, parents, students, administrators and nonprofit organizations.

The task force will be meeting at the Denali Conference Room on the first floor of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office at 1500 W. Benson Blvd. starting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. Members of the public are encouraged to attend in person, watch online at http://akleg.gov/, or go to a local Legislative Information Office statewide.

For more information, please go to the task force website or contact Alaska House Majority Coalition Deputy Press Secretary Drew Cason at (907) 575-2068.