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Many School Districts Hesitate to Say Students Have Dyslexia. That Can Lead to Problems.

Nearly half of the students in Montgomery County Public Schools underperformed on reading exams last year.

Sarah and Jay Friedman’s daughter was among them. But unlike many of the other 78,000 underperforming students, Friedman’s daughter wasn’t just missing benchmarks on tests — she had severe dyslexia that had gone undiagnosed for years.