Richards Learning Systems

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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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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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Everyone…yes, everyone…can learn how to read.

Reading Now Available for Everyone! By Carole Richards   Meredith and Paige believe there are students in our schools that are unable to ever learn to read! This troubling statement says there are most likely some teachers and administrators with the same belief. Bruce Meredith (former general counsel to the Wisconsin Education Association Council) and Mark Paige (assistant professor of …

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Support Literacy This Valentine’s Day — Shop Amazon Smile!

Illiteracy is a crisis in our country.  Millions of American adults and children do not know how to read.  But now there is a solution…and you can help! A Solution from the Creative Education Institute The Creative Education Institute (CEI) is the non-profit partner of North Coast Education Services.  The mission of the Creative Education Institute is to improve literacy …

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Community Effort Improves Richards Learning Systems

Recently, we announced that changes were coming to our award-winning, multi-sensory reading curriculum — Richards Learning Systems®.  With the help of the non-profit Creative Education Institute (CEI), Richards Learning Systems ® will be reformatted into a series of five-minute videos that will teach fundamental reading skills.  These videos will be shown in a classroom setting, allowing teachers to be trained as students …

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An Interview with NCES Founder, Carole Richards

On December 1st, our founder and president — Carole Richards — was a guest speaker on a local radio program. Each week, Dr. Cara Daily hosts a program called Wonderfully Made, which spotlights God’s work in the lives of individuals with special needs.  Her guests include individuals within the special needs community who have stories or programs to share. Carole spoke with …

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“Fighting illiteracy, one sock puppet at a time”

  In 2015, we announced that changes were coming to our award-winning Richards Learning Systems® Curriculum. Richards Learning Systems® was developed by North Coast Education Services founder and president Carole Richards.  The multi-sensory reading program introduces learners of all ages to phonics, linguistics, comprehension, and writing skills.  Based on the works of Orton-Gillingham, Richards Learning Systems® has been effective in both children …

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Ending Social Anxiety…in Middle School

Some people are born social butterflies, while others prefer the solidarity of a smaller company.  When faced with speaking to new people, many adults do not know how to handle the situation, let alone children.  Last week, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District took a stand to help end social anxiety.   On February 13, the students of Wilbur Wright Middle …

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