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Staten Island: State's first school dedicated to students with dyslexia

July 3, 2018, Chalkbeat: ‘We didn’t have options’: A new Staten Island charter school aims to fill a gap for students with dyslexia https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2018/07/03/we-didnt-have-options-a-new-school-staten-island-charter-school-aims-to-fill-a-gap-for-students-with-dyslexia/

If all goes according to plan, Bridge Preparatory Charter School will begin serving its real students on Staten Island in fall 2019. The elementary school was approved by the Board of Regents in June, and it’s set to be the first charter school in the state — and among only a few public schools nationwide — devoted to educating children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. … “We’ve gotten branded as the dyslexia school,” founder Timothy Castanza said. His hope, though, is that the school will be able to attract a mix of students. “Struggling with literacy in general, something that so many students do struggle with, means that you should come to this school.”