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Jump in dyslexia diagnoses spurs school to hire more specialized teachers

from The Dallas Morning News

Brooklyn Petersen loves to read. Dyslexia used to get in the way. Reading out loud in class used to be difficult. "I felt like, 'What is happening?' Because all the other kids were so good at reading," said Brooklyn, a fourth-grader at Bowie Elementary in the Richardson Independent School District. According to the Texas Education Agency, more than 140,000 students were identified with dyslexia this school year. That means Texas school districts and charter schools have reported a nearly 30 percent increase in students with dyslexia since 2013, when a state law began requiring them to report the figures. more

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