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HF 21

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/10/2019 11:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; surveying teacher preparation programs; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginSURVEY OF TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS.
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new text begin The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must survey board-approved
teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary education, early childhood education,
special education, and reading intervention to determine the extent of dyslexia instruction
offered by the programs. The board may consult with the dyslexia specialist at the Department
of Education when developing the survey and reviewing the teacher preparation program
responses. The board must report its findings to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
education policy and finance by January 15, 2020. The report must include information on
teacher preparation program instruction on screening for characteristics of dyslexia,
evidence-based instructional strategies for students showing characteristics of dyslexia, and
best practices for assisting students showing characteristics of dyslexia and their families.
The report must be submitted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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