A fact sheet from the USDepartment of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans shows that Spanish, French Creole, and French are the most common languages spoken at home by the 130,000-plus English learners.
Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) literature. The website provides articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions, examining this topic from various angles—but always from the disabled perspective—in the hope that sharing disabled people’s thoughts on stereotypes, pet peeves, existing characters, and their own day-to-day experiences will help readers learn about the realities of disability, which are often different from what they see in popular media.
Testing shows that people with dyslexia are no more or less intelligent than the population at large. Having dyslexia makes reading, and sometimes other skills, more difficult to acquire, but having dyslexia is not necessarily a barrier to success.