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  • Response to City’s Announcement of Plans to Support Students with Dyslexia

    Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), issued the following statement in response to Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks’ announcement of plans to support students with dyslexia.

    May 12, 2022

    Two preschool boys reading a book together in a classroom. (Photo by anekoho, Adobe Stock)
    Photo by anekoho, Adobe Stock

    For decades, AFC has been advocating for low-income students who are struggling with reading and have been unable to get the help they need in the public schools. We’re encouraged to see the Mayor and Chancellor tackling this issue head on. The plans announced today could have a transformative impact if implemented well, and we’re looking forward to digging into the details and working with the DOE to bring them to fruition so that all children learn to read, no matter where they go to school.

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