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Mandate 1157

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Teachers; preparation and licensure, professional development in indicators of dyslexia.
Purpose of legislation
Requires Board of Education regulations governing teacher licensure to require every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to complete awareness training, provided by the Department of Education, on the indicators of dyslexia and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. The bill requires the Department of Education to collaborate with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to ensure that all teacher preparation programs offered at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth or otherwise available convey information on the identification of students at risk for learning disabilities, including dyslexia, other language-based learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2017.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 649 (2016)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 23 : Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5387: Fast-Track Revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel to Comport with Legislation
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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