Bill overcomes big hurdle, but what’s next?
Along with advocating tirelessly to help English Language Learners, we’ve also been working on a bill to make sure every student is able to read by the end of third grade. It’s no secret: students learn to read in K-3 and then afterwards learn by reading. If a student misses this critical milestone, they are four times more likely to dropout of high school. It’s just one of the reasons why early literacy is so important.
Last Thursday, we overcame a big hurdle in the legislative process and are a step closer to helping struggling readers by passing HB 2520 out of the Senate Education Committee unanimously. The bill is now headed toward the Senate floor.