For Immediate Release: EdVoice Sponsors Early Literacy Legislation (AB 2222)

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Sacramento, CA (February 7, 2024)  – Only three in 10 third-grade students from low-income communities can read at grade level compared to six in 10 of their higher-income peers, according to a policy brief co-authored by the California Early Literacy Coalition. Today, Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) introduced a new early literacy bill, AB 2222, to ensure a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to teaching all of California’s elementary school students how to read and addressing the deep inequities around reading achievement for California’s most vulnerable students. The bill has bipartisan support from 13 co-authors and is sponsored by EdVoice, Decoding Dyslexia CA and Families In Schools.