Bill Status of SB2245 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: SCHOOLS-READING AND LITERACY
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Christopher Belt and Willie Preston
|Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Literary and Justice for All Act. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt and make available to school districts a rubric by which districts may evaluate curricula and select and implement evidence-based, culturally inclusive core reading instruction programs, a template to develop literacy plans, and guidance on evidence-based practices. Requires the State Board to develop training opportunities in teaching reading and a comprehensive literacy plan for this State. Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning the Reading Improvement Block Grant Program, the requirements to receive a Professional Educator License, taking a test in reading foundations for certain licensure, and the requirements for educators trained in other states or counties. Effective immediately.