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With Dyslexia Bills Signed, New Jersey Formally Recognizes Reading Disorder

After years of lobbying and organizing among families and advocates, Gov. Chris Christie has signed two bills intended to make it easier to identify dyslexic students and improve the training their teachers get.

With Dyslexia Bills Signed, New Jersey Formally Recognizes Reading Disorder

After years of lobbying and organizing among families and advocates, Gov. Chris Christie has signed two bills intended to make it easier to identify dyslexic students and improve the training their teachers get.

But getting the bills signed could prove the easy part; a host of challenges remain to be met in order to make those improvements stick.

But what may be the most consequential bill -- one that would require screening of all first-graders for dyslexia and other reading disorders -- remains pending in the Legislature, its passage no means assured.

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