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The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading present a comprehensive report and action plan for helping children with learning disabilities reach grade-level reading proficiency.

About 2.4 million children across the nation have been diagnosed with learning disabilities Ė but how successful is the U.S. education system in teaching these students to read? This new report provides a far-reaching overview of the history and progress in understanding and meeting the needs of children with dyslexia, as well as the persisting challenges that must be overcome, to ensure that all students can read proficiently by the third grade. Donít Dys Our Kids also highlights best practices and examples of solutions that are already working in communities. 

Based on interviews with nearly 30 experts, the report includes a collection of recommended actions for advancing this movement.
View the full report, action brief and summaries below

Donít Dys Our Kids: Full Report 
Donít Dys Our Kids: Executive Summary
Donít Dys Our Kids: Action Brief
Donít Dys Our Kids: Action Brief Summary

View our archived webinar on this report

The Tremaine Foundation hosted a webinar on ďDonít Dys Our KidsĒ with advocates and leaders on learning disabilities and early literacy issues to discuss the reportís recommended actions and highlight successful efforts in communities today. View and listen to the full webinar (Windows Media file).
To view additional questions from webinar attendees and responses from our speakers, please view the extended webinar Q&A (pdf).


Policy Briefing with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

On Feb. 25, 2013, the Tremaine Foundation and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading are hosting a national policy briefing in Washington, D.C., on dyslexia and the quest for grade-level reading proficiency. The event features special remarks from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who struggled with dyslexia as a child, and has become a champion for policies that start early to identify struggling readers and ensure more students learn to read proficiently by the time they finish third grade.

View Video Clips of the Briefing at:

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