Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Although the location of our advocacy day changed this year, the work remains the same! We came together (virtually) on January 28th in support of the literacy legislation in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly Session and focused on the opportunity to increase awareness and educate our legislators on how to improve Virginia's public schools for students with dyslexia.
We were very excited to be joined by Delegate Karrie Delaney and Delegate Glenn Davis who both shared details of their bills (HB1865 and HB1947), where they were in the current session and how best to support them.
Next up, were Dr. Emily Solari and Dr. Anita McGinty from UVA, who shared details about UVA curriculum, the Science of Reading and PALS. We are so thankful for their information sharing and forward progress for teacher's pre-service work and the literacy screening tool that most of Virginia uses in their districts.
The delegates and the doctors were able to field questions throughout the virtual meeting. We hope you can find a good time to grab a snack and settle down to watch the hour and a half long meeting by pressing play on the link below!
And remember to visit our website to learn more about our advocacy tips and tools for this session's bills because every voice matters!