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New York City plans school that will focus on dyslexic students

Jan. 31, 2022
Such a school would be the first city-run school to focus specifically on students with dyslexia.
New York City Department of Education
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New York City is considering plans to open a school focused on students with dyslexia

New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks says that if the school comes to fruition, it would be the first district-operated school and the second school in New York City to focus specifically on students with dyslexia, reports Chalkbeat New York

Details on the school such as its location, grades it would serve and how many students it would accommodate are still in the works. 

Banks says that Mayor Eric Adams wants such a school “in every borough.”

Some parents, frustrated with the city’s efforts, have been working to launch a public school specifically designed to adopt best practices in teaching students with dyslexia. A group of parents applied to launch such a school in 2019, but the effort appears to have stalled during the pandemic.

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