Blog Archive for August 2023

Legislation currently under consideration at the State House proposes new requirements regarding literacy screenings and services. Our bill analysis takes a closer look at An Act to Promote High-Quality Comprehensive Literacy Instruction in All Massachusetts Schools, delving into how literacy screenings will be conducted; state-approved tools, timelines, and templates for reporting; and the types of support state education agencies will provide as schools and districts implement screeners and interventions to promote literacy.
On June 6, Rennie's Director of Policy, Alexis Lian, testified to the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Education during a hearing on a number of bills including H.579 and S.263, An act to promote high-quality comprehensive literacy instruction in all Massachusetts schools.