Free Ohio Special Education Workshop — IEP, IQ and Achievement

Are you a parent of a child on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)?  Does your child have a learning disability?  If you are confused about the testing reports and documents, you are not alone.  Read on for more information about a free Ohio special education workshop that will help you feel informed about your child’s education. Linking Your Child’s IQ, …

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Great Things Happening at Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

BY CAROLE RICHARDS Usually when I talk with people about the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),   I hear how “bad” things are.  Before CEO Eric Gordon drafted the Transformation Plan and became CEO, things were really bad!  CMSD has seen twelve superintendents in twenty years! I am a graduate of the Cleveland Schools, I taught in the Cleveland Schools and …

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Back to School Questions to Ask Your Teacher

You’ve bought the pencils, the backpack, the graphing calculator and the deluxe crayon box with the built-in sharpener.  Your kids are ready to go back to school – but are you?  These back to school questions will ensure you know what to expect from your child’s teacher. 5 Back to School Questions for the Teacher Many factors play a role …

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Back to School Tutoring

Back to School Tutoring — What Options Are Available?

Back to school season can cause anxiety for everyone – students, teachers, and parents.  Students worry about homework, teachers fret about standardized tests, and parents hope for good grades.  No matter the problem, back to school tutoring may be the solution. Click here for four tips to help you get ready to go back to school! Don’t Wait for a …

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Even Doctors Need to Read

BY CAROLE RICHARDS About fifteen years ago, I got a call from a doctor who was dyslexic.  He was obviously bright.  He had graduated from college and medical school.  But, he had not passed his written medical licensing board exam. The Magic Pill I met with the doctor and his wife and to discuss the structure of words…the sounds, syllables …

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NCES Tutor

Become an Ohio Tutor — Attend an NCES Tutor Information Session

Are you an Ohio tutor?  North Coast Education Services is seeking independent contractor tutors for referrals throughout Northeast Ohio. A Tutoring Opportunity Near Your Home Since 1985, North Coast Education Services (NCES) has been Northeast Ohio’s leader in private, in-home tutoring services.  We serve seven Northeast Ohio counties – Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina, and Lorain.  In addition, we …

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Elaina D., NCES Student

Student Spotlight — Elaina D.

Here at North Coast Education Services, we are proud of all our students.  We consider it a true pleasure to help our students achieve personal and academic success.  And, we are always delighted to share our students’ success stories. Today we are proud to introduce you to Elaina, a high school senior and a student of North Coast Education Services.  …

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Smartphones and Our Children’s Brains

BY CAROLE RICHARDS   I grew up in an era where everyone had one landline in their home without even voicemail.  We all survived and communicated often in person or by phone. Today we communicate by text, voicemail, email, Twitter, Facetime and much more.  However, social interaction is missing.  These handy gadgets eliminate the need to talk in person and …

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Meet Valerie — New Director of the Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarships

On Monday, June 19th, Valerie Cooper joined North Coast Education Services as our new Director of the Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship programs. About Valerie Cooper: Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from The Ohio State University and worked for investment and employee benefits brokerage firms in downtown Cleveland before returning to Notre Dame …

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