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State senators introduce bills on childhood literacy


A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would mandate a statewide strategy for identifying and helping students with dyslexia. The bills' sponsors say the focus on dyslexia is needed to improve child literacy in Michigan. That's because it's the most common learning disability that affects reading and writing.

The legislation would require school districts to screen children for dyslexia from kindergarten through third grade.

And it would mandate a system of interventions tailored to help kids with dyslexia.