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Mississippi lawmakers could expand a program that lets students use state money to attend schools with specialized help for dyslexia. Those could be private schools or public schools outside the district where a student lives.
House Bill 1046 would add grades seven through 12 to an existing program for grades one through six. The state funding is about $5,000 per student. Republican Senator Kevin Blackwell of Southaven says 165 students are using the program this year.
Blackwell says students from DeSoto County could use the money at schools in Memphis, Tennessee. Democratic Senator David Blount of Jackson says the bill is too broad.
The House has already passed the bill. The Senate Education Committee passed it today, sending it to the Appropriations Committee for more work.

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