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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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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NCES Seeks Intervention Specialists for Immediate Referrals

Attention Intervention Specialists! Looking for a tutoring opportunity near your home?   North Coast Education Services has immediate tutoring referrals available for licensed intervention specialists.  Interested individuals must have a current Ohio Department of Education intervention specialist license. Tutoring opportunities vary between programs.  Here are the current needs: Home Instruction Seeking licensed intervention specialists to tutor high school students on home …

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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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Last Chance for the Jon Peterson Scholarship!

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN) is an Ohio Department of Education scholarship that is awarded to families of children with learning differences.  This scholarship is made available to those families who choose not to send their child to their local public school district.  The money awarded by the scholarship is used to provide services outlined on the child’s Individualized …

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The More You Know — the Autism Scholarship Program (ASP)

Q: My child is autistic.  I have recently heard about the Autism Scholarship Program.  What is the Autism Scholarship? A:  The Autism Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the Ohio General Assembly.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to parents of qualified children with autism.  It allows parents to select a private education provider to help …

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The More You Know — The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN)

Q: My child has a disability and now has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  I have researched ways to provide the best education for my child and learned I can receive funding through the Jon Peterson Scholarship.  Can you tell me more about it? A: Absolutely.  The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) provides funding for the parents of …

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