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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New Enrollment Update for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

BY CAROLE RICHARDS The Ohio Department of Education has two exciting programs for children with disabilities: Autism Scholarship Program (since 2004) Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) (since 2012-13 School Year) In this article, I will explain the Jon Peterson Scholarship Program. Who is eligible to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? Any child with a disability, …

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Enroll in the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Today!

In 2012, the state of Ohio began the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN). This program uses tax dollars to allow students with learning disabilities to receive services from an Ohio Department of Education approved provider. North Coast Tutoring Services has been a provider to the Jon Peterson Scholarship since its inception. We provide academic services to students according …

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“The Road to College is Paved with Gold”

College.  For many families, it’s an attainable reality.  For others, it’s merely a dream.  In either case, society is proving time and again how difficult it can be to get a sustainable full-time job without some college experience, if not a four-year degree.  While there are several career paths that do not require a college education, it is still a highly …

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Deadline for JPSN Scholarship is April 15th!

This is your last chance to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship!   This scholarship is available to Ohio students with a diagnosed learning disability.  Instead of attending public or charter school, families can elect to apply for the scholarship and choose an alternative education for their child — such as a private school or homeschooling setting. Up …

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Support Education This Holiday Season!

The holidays have arrived!  I received my first dusting of snow this weekend and the radio stations have already started to play classic carols.  Soon we’ll be seeing candles in the windows and children riding sleds, building their very own snowmen. In more recent years, the retail industry has started to capitalize on the busiest shopping season of the year.  We …

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“Just the facts, ma’am.” — Common Tutoring Myths, Pt. 2

There are so many myths and misconceptions out there about tutoring.  If you are searching for a tutor, I feel it is important that you have a better understanding about tutoring and how it works.  Whether you decide to choose North Coast Education Services or another company, you should be well-informed.  You need to know just the facts! We will be …

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Apply Now for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship!

  In 2012, the state of Ohio began the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN). This program uses tax dollars to allow students with disabilities to receive a non-public education. North Coast Tutoring Services has been a provider to the Jon Peterson Scholarship since its inception.  We provide academic services to students according to the needs list on their IEPs. …

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State of Ohio Increases Autism & Jon Peterson Scholarships!

Governor Kasich signed the state budget into law last evening.  The budget includes increasing the Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship each to $27,000. North Coast Tutoring Services engaged Brian Durdle, a Baker Hostetler lobbyist, in our efforts to make this happen.  He is tremendous at building relationships and maneuvering through the political arena.  We are grateful for …

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