Experts advise parents to know their rights

School should be a time of excitement, but for some children, it can be a bit frightening, especially for those kids who are struggling to keep up with their peers in the classroom.
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Reading expert discusses dylexia; says English is part of problem

“English is a great language, but it’s part of the problem.”

Words of wisdom from Margie Gillis, project director at the Haskins Literacy Initiative at Yale University, delivered earlier this month to a room of parents and educators at Royle School. Gillis’s visit was sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, and she spoke for roughly two hours about dyslexia being both a blessing and a curse.
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As outplacements rise, parents seek answers

More than 10% of children with disabilities are being taught in schools outside of Darien, and this has parents and district administrators concerned for a variety of reasons. Yet the exact number of children who are receiving special education services who live in Darien remains unreported.
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