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04 May: Van Drew Bill To Establish New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force Advances In Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew which would create a 15-member task force to study New Jersey’s efforts to reach kids with reading disabilities was approved by the Senate Education Committee today by a vote of 4-0.

“Our most sacred responsibility in this world is to give future generations the tools and education they need to succeed,” said Senator Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic. “However, when you consider that many students with reading disabilities are given generic special education – as opposed to specialized reading curriculum – we are doing these kids a great disservice. This bill would charge a task force to perform a soup-to-nuts review of the State’s outreach efforts for kids with reading disabilities, and steer New Jersey’s statutes and regulations to better provide for their unique educational needs.”