Partnership for After School Education

Issue 144

May 15, 2017

The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has released The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5. Building on NCLD’s 40-year history as the leading authority on learning disabilities, this report uses recently released data for the 2015–2016 school year and other field-leading research to shine a light on the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD. This report provides key insight into the progress that has been made—and the work yet to be done—to raise expectations and improve outcomes for the 1 in 5. The report also highlights the need for targeted policy reforms and additional research into evidence-based solutions that will help create a more inclusive society that recognizes the potential of all individuals.

May 15, 2017

Campaign for Children and Citizens’ Committee for Children Issue Survey

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York commissioned Global Strategy Group on behalf of the Campaign for Children to poll New Yorkers to gain insight into how they are managing to meet the needs of their children and families in the current economic climate and whether or not they want child care, after-school, and summer programs to be prioritized by the City administration. The poll of 800 New York City voters shows that New Yorkers want the city to invest more in these programs in order to address the economic strain that households across a wide range of income levels are under. The pool also highlights that New Yorkers believe these services are critical for parents to participate in the workforce and children to succeed academically. Download the poll results.