From Assemblymember Robert Carroll,
October is Dyslexia Awareness month and with that in mind I released an informational video and petition calling on the Governor, Mayor, Chancellor and Legislature to fund universal dyslexia screening for all Kindergartners and First Graders in NYC public schools. One in five students is dyslexic. 50% of 4th Graders are not reading on grade level. Only seven states nationwide evaluate all Kindergarten and 1st Graders for Dyslexia and as a consequence so many of our students go undiagnosed and struggle to learn how to read.
I am passionate about making sure that children with dyslexia and other language-based delays and challenges get the interventions they need from the New York City Department of Education. Both Brooke Lyn and I benefited from early intervention and despite our dyslexia were able to thrive in school. This shouldn’t just be the case for a fortunate few; it should be the case for all children with dyslexia, which impacts 20% of the student population. Please click on the link to watch Robert Carroll's
Additionally, I am hosting an event to discuss this issue further and address your questions and concerns about other education policies and proposals.
The State of Education Forum
Thursday, November 8th
713 Caton Avenue
I hope that you’re having a wonderful school year and look forward to seeing you all there! Please RSVP to Mary Kay Seery at firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria Guisinger at email@example.com or call my office at (718) 788-7221.
Assemblymember - District 44