RELEASE: Excellence in Education Commends Michigan House for Supporting Elementary Literacy Bill
New legislation aims to ensure every Michigan child can read before leaving third grade
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed HB 4822, legislation that would bring a command focus on K-3 reading to all Michigan elementary schools. Filed by Representative Amanda Price, this legislation was developed with recommendations from Governor Rick Snyder’s bipartisan Third Grade Reading Workgroup. The House Education Committee, led by Chair Price, passed the bill on September 24.
Alex Kelly, National Legislative Director for Excellence in Education (@Excel_National) issued the following statement:
“Students who fall behind in reading begin to fall behind in other subjects when they reach fourth grade, and the older a student gets the less likely that student will ever get back on grade level. HB 4822 will provide support to help all Michigan elementary students learn to read. Excellence in Education thanks the Michigan House of Representatives for their bipartisan commitment and Representative Amanda Price for her hard work on this issue. We encourage the Michigan Senate to consider and pass this bill before the end of the year.”