Solving the School Violence Puzzle

Solving the School Violence Puzzle By Carole Richards Gun control and mental health issues continue to be part of national discussions about school violence and tragic deaths.  I am not debating these topics.  However, as I listen to the debate by our politicians, media, parents and educators, there is one topic that I don’t hear. There are scared, lonely children …

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The “I Can” Kid

by Carole Richards   Recently I met with a delightful smart and insightful ten-year-old fifth-grade girl. She spoke lovingly about spending time with her family. She was a happy child. Her mother brought her to see me because the parents thought she had dyslexia. The girl described school as difficult and reading was hard. However, when I tested her, she …

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Richards Learning Systems

Donate to the Richards Learning Systems Video Project

There is a literacy crisis in our country.  Millions of Americans cannot read and it has an enormous economic impact on our community.  We have a simple solution that will solve this problem – a revolutionary video reading series that will teach students and train teachers at the same time.  But we need your help. An Award Winning Curriculum – …

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Connecting for Kids — November 2017 Programs

Community is what brings us all together.  In this big world, it’s comforting to know that there are people out there just like you.  Same interests, same hobbies, same backstory.  When you find someone you can relate to, that big world can seem just a little bit smaller.  Connecting for Kids helps make the world seem smaller. Connecting for Kids …

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Multi-Sensory Phonics Workshop

When students struggle with reading skills, it is often recommended that they learn to read by using a hands-on approach, like a multi-sensory method.  Each fall, North Coast Education Services proudly offers a multi-sensory phonics workshop for those who wish to learn Richards Learning Systems®, an award-winning approach to reading.  What is Richards Learning Systems®? Richards Learning Systems® is a …

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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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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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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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