BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)— The Louisiana Key Academy, (LKA) a school for dyslexia children is one of the finalists to receive a $250,000 award presented by The Center for Education Reform. LKA is also in the running to receive a $1 million dollar prize.

LKA was chosen as one of 20 semi-finalists from hundreds of applicants around the nation, and today five finalists were selected from this group. As finalists—LKA leaders will travel to New York next week to hear the announcement of the 2021 Inaugural STOP Award Recipient on Dec. 14, 2021, according to the release.

“We are so very grateful to our supporters, leaders, families, and our faculty and staff. Each and every one of you has helped LKA to change the lives of so many dyslexic children in our community. We look forward to a bright future,” said LKA spokesperson.

The STOP award helps LKA expand their Baton Rouge campus, and start up a second site— adding multiple schools around the state so that every major community has an LKA for parents of dyslexic children, according to the news release.

Louisiana Key Academy is a public charter school that uses evidence-based instruction to successfully serve dyslexic students in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Sixty percent of LKA’s over 440 students are economically disadvantaged and 70% are minorities. 

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