Statement re: House Passage of HB 4822

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“This is a great day for school children in Michigan. Passage of HB 4822 is a huge step to providing struggling readers in grades K-3 with the help they need to succeed,” said Gary Naeyaert, executive director of the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). “We extend our deep appreciation to Rep. Amanda Price, the Chair of the House Education Committee and the bill’s primary sponsor, as well as to House leadership and those 57 members who voted to help kids today,” he continued.

“As the leading advocacy organization supporting this bill, we are confident Senator Phil Pavlov and the Senate Education Committee will schedule hearings soon so this common sense policy can be evaluated and passed in the Senate and then sent to the Governor for his signature,” Naeyaert concluded.

HB 4822 will improve early literacy by focusing on annual screening; parental notification and participation; targeted strategies for struggling readers; and intensive intervention for students reading dramatically behind grade level.

Check out GLEP’s “Got Literacy” landing page to learn more about HB 4822.

Click here to download the House-Passed version of HB 4822.


For additional information, please contact:

Gary G. Naeyaert

Executive Director

Great Lakes Education Project

215 S. Washington Square, Suite B

Lansing, MI 48933

517-281-2690 (cell)