Group to hold fifth annual advocacy day for dyslexia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Decoding Dyslexia Virginia will hold its fifth annual advocacy day next week to educate state legislators on the learning disorder.
The grassroots movement of parents is focused on providing resources, support and educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. The group tries to raise awareness and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Virginia.
SEATTLE — Maia Szalavitz first tried cocaine at 17, in Jerry Garcia's hotel room, then became addicted to cocaine and heroin in her late teens and early 20s. She stopped using unprescribed drugs in 1988.
For nearly 30 years, she has made a career reporting on neuroscience, drugs and addiction. Her work has appeared in TIME, Vice and The New York Times.
Staten Island seeks charter school for dyslexic students
NEW YORK (AP) — Borough President James Oddo (AH'-doh) has launched efforts to bring Staten Island a charter school to serve students with dyslexia.
The Staten Island Advance (http://bit.ly/2hi6RVL ) says he's assembling a team to craft an application to the state.