Education Solutions Summit Discusses Education and DyslexiaThis is a “Public Meeting Notice” for Education Solution Summit: Dyslexia being held September 10 (Thursday) from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at Florida State College at Jacksonville; Yulee Campus Betty P. Cook Center; Nassau Room, 76346 William Burgess Blvd, Yulee, FL 32097.

Please join State Representative Janet Adkins, and a panel of leading experts in the fields of education and dyslexia, for an EDUCATION SOLUTIONS SUMMIT to discuss and review the need for legislative changes to the Florida’s statutes which relate to struggling readers and those with dyslexia.

Panelists include:
-Dr. Vitti; Superintendent of Schools – Duval County Schools
-Dr. Sally E. Shaywitz, MD. Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
-Mary Jane Tappen, Executive Vice Chancellor; Florida Dept. of Education
-Dr. Holly Lane, Associate Professor; University of Florida
-Dr. Laura Bailet, Executive Director; Nemours BrightStart!
-Diane McGee; Florida’s Teacher of the Year for 2016

State Representative Janet Adkins as Chair of the Florida House of Representatives K12 Education Committee is drafting legislation for the 2016 session to address the need for policy framework that will address the needs of those that struggle with reading and persons with dyslexia. Chair Adkins will be taking public testimony at this meeting and will be working with the panel to help identify how state policy should be shaped and what should be included. Do not miss this important opportunity to help shape state policy for those that struggle with reading and dyslexia in Florida.

Representative Adkins, “I am excited to be involved in this effort to improve the reading skills of Florida’s students. The foundation of a quality education starts with good reading skills and habits. I am committed to working with the teachers, parents, experts and state agencies on looking at crafting legislation that will strengthen Florida’s focus on struggling readers and dyslexia. I am interested in hearing new ideas and ask that people come with their ideas and proposals in a written form so we can be sure to share these proposals with the members of the House K12 Committee.”

There will be an opportunity to view and/or listen to the summit remotely. For more information or if you are interested in speaking, call Representative Adkins’ office at (904)491-3664 or email Carol Hays at carol.hays@myfloridahouse.gov.

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