Monday, January 16, 2012
Rebecca Tolson is in the spotlight as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day today for authoring and advocating for a bill to bring dyslexia specialists into Ohio schools
Rebecca Tolson, a North Canton resident and a certified academic language therapist, is in the spotlight again. This time, our 2011 North Canton Person of the Year takes center stage today as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day. Tolson authored House Bill 157, which encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists who will provide training for K-4 teachers to help those teachers work with dyslexic children. The bill passed through the Ohio General Assembly in December with resounding support. You can find Tolson featured as our North Canton Person of the Year in this story and the link to the Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day feature by following this link.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Our Week in Review update will get you caught up with the past week's happenings in North Canton
1. Have you eaten breakfast yet? No? Quick! Round up the ingredients to make this creme brulee French toast dish and you'll be the hero of Christmas morning! 2. North Canton resident Rebecca Tolson is ecstatic after state legislators voted in favor of House Bill 157, a bill aimed at helping dyslexic students. Tolson authored and advocated for it for the past year. Read Tolson's Q&A with us to find out more about her and the bill. 3. Police and FBI officials raided Carnegie Career College on West Maple Street this week. Officials have yet to release information explaining the raid. 4. North Canton students got in the holiday spirit and arrived at school dressed as if it was Christmas morning. Oh yes, that means robes, PJs and slippers! 5. …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
House Bill 157 will be signed into law, and author Rebecca Tolson of North Canton is chalking it up to a victory for students across Ohio
Rebecca Tolson has made 14 trips from North Canton to Columbus in the past year as she's advocated for House Bill 157 — a bill encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists to provide training for K-4 teachers to help them work with dyslexic children. The North Canton resident and certified academic language therapist has worked alongside co-sponsors Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, and Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren. Their hard work led to the bill passing unanimously in the House June 22. It then headed to the Ohio Senate, which approved it Wednesday with a vote of 90-1. The bill will go into effect shortly after being signed. Below Tolson talks about her victory and what it means for Ohio students. North …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The bill is an advocacy measure for children with dyslexia and was authored by North Canton resident and Certified Academic Language Therapist Rebecca Tolson
When North Canton Patch wrote about House Bill 157 in July of this year, the teacher behind the bill, Rebecca Tolson, had her fingers crossed that it would make its way to law. At that time, it was halfway there. The Ohio *House of Representatives had given its approval with a vote of 97-0. And the response from the Ohio *Senate Wednesday was just as supportive — 90-1, according to a recent update from the Canton Repository. The bill will go into effect shortly after being signed. The bill encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists to provide training for K-4 teachers to help them work with dyslexic children. (Find out more about the bill in this North Canton Patch story.) The newspaper talked to Rep. Kirk …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
House Bill 157, authored by North Canton resident Rebecca Tolson and focusing on finding dyslexia in young students, is halfway to becoming a law.
Ohio House Bill 157 passed unanimously in the House of Representatives with a 97 to 0 vote June 22. The bill is an advocacy measure for children with dyslexia and was authored by North Canton resident and Certified Academic Language Therapist Rebecca Tolson. “We’re halfway there,” Tolson said. Tolson, who has worked alongside the co-sponsors of this bi-partisan bill (Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, and Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren) gave her testimony as a dyslexia specialist June 1 in support of the bill. According to Schuring’s sponsor testimony April 13, the bill is intended to “assist with early detection and intervention of students with dyslexia,” specifically focusing on early developmental years because that is when …