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New school set to open in Ruston for dyslexic students

A new school for dyslexic 2-4 graders is set to open this fall in Ruston, Louisiana. The Louisiana Key Academy is a free charter school and is open to students throughout north Louisiana. Currently the school operates three sites in south Louisiana.

Pod Director, Jenny Morse, says 1 in 5 students are dyslexic and nearly 50% of prisoners show signs of dyslexia. " It has nothing to do with the eyes or ears, it's just an inefficient way the brain reads." Morse says students who need evaluation will receive the exam free of cost.

The new school will hold and interest meeting with parents on June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library. More information is available at

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