New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force to Hold Public Hearing Seeking Ideas, Experiences on Students Who Struggle with Reading

For Immediate Release Contact: Justin Barra
Allison Kobus
Date: April 13, 2012 609-292-1126

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Reading Disabilities Task Force will conduct a public hearing on April 30, 2012, at 100 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ.  The purpose is to provide the general public with an opportunity to present their ideas and personal experiences so that they may be considered by the task force as it compiles information for its report to the Governor in July. 

The meeting, scheduled for 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., will be held in the conference room on the first floor of the building.  Parking is available.

Members of the public will be granted three minutes each to present testimony so that all participants can be heard.  In addition, the task force will accept written statements during the hearing or via mail addressed to:  Reading Disabilities Task Force, Office of Literacy, NJDOE, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500.

The task force is an 11-member group appointed by the governor to research current services available to New Jersey’s students who struggle with learning to read.  The task force members have been meeting monthly to conduct the research, share ideas, form recommendations and reach out for information.