Kansas City: "Roughly 20 percent of students" have dyslexia/ADHD

June 16, 2017, Kansas City Star: High percentage of students with learning disabilities drop out of high school, report finds The latest “State of Learning Disabilities” report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities assesses the progress — and the work yet to be done — to improve the educational performance of students with some learning or attention challenges. Roughly 20 percent of students nationally have such a disability. Among the learning disabilities considered in the report released last month are dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But officials who analyzed national data said they believe there are many more students with attention and learning challenges who are not identified as having a specific learning disability.