Petition - Dyslexia

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.

Join Brooke Lyn and me and sign our petition to call on the Governor, Mayor, Chancellor & Legislature to make New York the eighth state to universally screen all Kindergartners for dyslexia and to work together to dedicate the resources necessary to ensure that all of our children who struggle with dyslexia and other learning differences get the quality education that they deserve. 

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Rosa Berland
Amy Muenzen
Jen Powder
Keli LaCrete
Jennifer Hoffman
Joan Burke
A Brodrick
Alison Munro
Meghan Bourque
Tricia Kiernan
Jeanette Tiedemann
Tynelle Boothe
carol ruchalski
Jeanneska Rodriguez
Linda Ranieri
Shara Brull
Christine Rosenbrock
Dawn Riggio
Rachel Denenberg
Timothy Sullivan
Annemarie Dawson
Allyson Friedman
Luz Campos
Patrick Darcy
Jennifer Gonzale
Jessica Darcy
Lauren Thompson
Deborah Lyons-Birsner
Allison McDermott
Freya Sakamoto
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  • Rosa Berland
    signed via 2019-10-24 17:28:56 -0400
  • Amy Muenzen
    signed via 2019-10-24 17:16:56 -0400
    Amy
  • Jen Powder
    signed via 2019-10-24 16:13:59 -0400
  • Keli LaCrete
    signed via 2019-10-24 15:34:00 -0400
    Keli LaCrete
  • Jennifer Hoffman
    signed via 2019-10-24 15:11:35 -0400
  • Joan Burke
    signed via 2019-10-24 14:55:02 -0400
  • A Brodrick
    signed 2019-10-24 12:28:22 -0400
  • Alison Munro
    signed 2019-10-24 11:08:33 -0400
  • Meghan Bourque
    signed via 2019-10-24 10:00:33 -0400
  • Tricia Kiernan
    signed via 2019-10-24 08:04:53 -0400
  • Jeanette Tiedemann
    signed via 2019-10-24 07:51:08 -0400
  • Tynelle Boothe
    signed via 2019-10-24 07:46:23 -0400
  • carol ruchalski
    signed via 2019-10-24 07:26:43 -0400
    carol ruchalski
  • Jeanneska Rodriguez
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:58:05 -0400
  • Linda Ranieri
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:33:25 -0400
  • Shara Brull
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:33:13 -0400
  • Christine Rosenbrock
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:32:30 -0400
  • Dawn Riggio
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:12:28 -0400
  • Rachel Denenberg
    signed via 2019-10-24 06:05:14 -0400
  • Timothy Sullivan
    signed via 2019-10-24 00:49:03 -0400
  • Annemarie Dawson
    signed via 2019-10-24 00:25:50 -0400
  • Allyson Friedman
    signed 2019-10-23 23:48:05 -0400
  • Luz Campos
    signed 2019-10-23 23:47:16 -0400
  • Patrick Darcy
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:42:34 -0400
  • Jennifer Gonzale
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:39:50 -0400
  • Jessica Darcy
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:27:51 -0400
  • Lauren Thompson
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:15:36 -0400
    Current reading practices incorporating the “three cueing systems” model are teaching all students strategies that are not evidence based. This is particularly tragic for the bottom 20% of students who struggle with reading due to neurological differences. All students would attain grade level reading skills if they were taught using evidence-based structured literacy instruction. Let’s start by identifying those students who will not learn to read without systematic, structured literacy instruction, and train teachers to teach them effectively. Then extend those teaching methods to all students. This would be an effective way to increase graduation dates and reduce prison populations.
  • Deborah Lyons-Birsner
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:02:38 -0400
  • Allison McDermott
    signed via 2019-10-23 22:56:54 -0400
  • Freya Sakamoto
    signed via 2019-10-23 22:53:37 -0400