California Dyslexia Initiative


California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI) logotypeThe Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) was selected as the project lead on the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI) and is working in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Dyslexia Center to build capacity and resources across California’s educational systems to address the needs of struggling readers and students with dyslexia.

Educator resources are being developed, including videos, articles, webinars, and professional development modules to foster a deeper understanding of dyslexia and support students with learning difficulties. Materials will be published on the CDI website as they become available.

SCOE was selected by the California State Board of Education (SBE), California Department of Education (CDE), and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) to administer the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI). Learn more about CDI.

Professional Learning Network (PLN)

  • Register for the Spring 2023 PLN Event—on 3/1/23, Tracy Weeden, Ph.D. (Neuhaus Education Center) will present a keynote titled “Addressing the Needs of Students With Dyslexia and Struggling Readers Within a Multi-Tiered System of Support.” Breakout sessions led by other experts will follow. (Note: Previous attendees can access recorded sessions on the event platform and have automatically been registered for the next event.)