Kemp to sign Georgia’s first dyslexia mandate for schools

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will sign historic dyslexia legislation at a Cobb County high school Thursday.

The legislation for the state’s first dyslexia mandate, Senate Bill 48, also requires new teacher training and a three-year pilot program to test out screening and intervention methods before the full-blown mandate to screen all kindergartners starting in 2024.

Kemp’s office said he will also sign other education bills during the ceremony at Wheeler High School, including Senate Bill 108 requiring computer science courses in every high school (plus “exploratory” courses in middle schools), House Bill 218 extending eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship from seven to 10 years, Senate Bill 60 requiring training for student athletes about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest, and House Bill 68 prohibiting school accreditors from serving as Student Scholarship Organizations.

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