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Aunt uses program to fight for young man’s future

NEW ORLEANS — A local actor who turned his life around after going to prison, says “There can not be prison reform without education reform.” Ameer Baraka says half of the inmates in one Louisiana state prison are dyslexic and can’t read. That’s what happened to him when he was young. Now he’s part of […]

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PSU to begin global dyslexia initiative

Inspired by a former prison inmate who went on to become an Emmy-nominated actor, Pittsburg State University’s Center for READing is joining the Dyslexia Awareness Foundation to implement the most ambitious dyslexia screening and remedial reading intervention initiative to date. The initiative will begin this spring in schools, jails, prisons, and community centers throughout the […]

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