New York City Mayor Adams and Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced plans for a new approach to educating and supporting students with dyslexia.
The plans will be the largest and most comprehensive approach to aiding students struggling with dyslexia – a learning disability that causes difficulty reading letters and numbers – in the country.
“As a student, I struggled with identifying my dyslexia until long after leaving the public school system. Today, we are announcing the most comprehensive approach to supporting dyslexic students in New York City to prevent students from experiencing that disadvantage,” said Mayor Adams. “By changing the way we approach dyslexia, we can unlock the untapped potential in students who may feel insecure about their dyslexia or any other language-based learning disabilities they may have.”