Texas school district sets example for serving dyslexic students

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The Fort Worth, Texas school district is setting an example for public schools. They have increased funding, services and support for public school students with dyslexia. Schools are hiring dyslexia teachers and diagnosticians, including those who can identify Spanish-speaking students with dyslexia. Some students receive three or four 45-minute sessions each week with dyslexia specialists.

The Star-Telegram reports, “Under new Superintendent Kent Scribner, the Fort Worth district has made reading a top priority and views better identifying students with dyslexia as part of addressing a larger problem.”

“Scribner has said that only 30 percent of Fort Worth’s third-graders are reading at grade level and that his goal is to increase that number to 100 percent by 2025.”

Read the article here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article96805687.html

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