Legislative Update: A Message from Rep. Harriet Drummond

I am back at the Capitol to serve as your representative in the 31st Alaska Legislature. Things are off to an unusual start this year because no single legislator has yet been able to muster up the minimum 21 votes required to elect a Speaker of the House. Until this happens, many functions of the House, such as the introduction of bills and committee assignments, cannot take place.

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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.

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Reading Proficiency and Dyslexia Task Force – First Meeting

Anchorage – Monday, October 22 will mark the first official meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Reading Proficiency and Dyslexia authorized by the Alaska Legislature through House Bill 64 last session. The twelve-member task force will meet to study the latest research on how children learn to read and look at ways to effectively put this knowledge into practice.

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Lawmakers and Governor Support Improved School Safety in Alaska

Anchorage – This morning, during a health and public safety forum in Anchorage, Alaska Governor Bill Walker was presented with and signed a resolution prioritizing school safety and supporting increased training for teachers and other school employees to prevent and respond to school violence. House Resolution 7 was sponsored by the House Education Committee under the direction of committee chair Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage).

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Speak Up for School Safety – A Message from Rep. Harriet Drummond

It has been an exciting week for me as I have seen years of work come to fruition when two pieces of legislation I sponsored were signed into law:
Bree’s Law -Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education
On Wednesday Governor Walker signed House Bill 214 to name Alaska’s teen dating violence awareness and prevention program after Bree Moore who was killed in a senseless act of dating violence in 2014.

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Legislation Signed to Create a Reading Proficiency and Dyslexia Task Force in Alaska

Anchorage – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed a bill to address the educational challenges faced by young Alaskans who have difficulty reading due to dyslexia and other factors. House Bill 64 authorizes the creation of a 12-member task force to make recommendations on how to improve reading skills for those who need it.

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