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  • Akron Public Schools student

    Akron Schools Hosting Session on New School Teaching Model

    Derran Wimer, Summit Education Initiative’s Executive Director, will present during Akron Public Schools’ College and Career Academies informational session on Jan. 24, 2018. The story at the link above was published on Ohio.com on Jan. 16, 2018.

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  • Akron Public Schools principals

    Session Provides Road Map for Readiness Coalitions

    On Wednesday, Jan. 11, elementary principals representing all Akron Public Schools’ clusters attended a Readiness Coalition Orientation Session at the Andrew Jackson House in Akron. Laura DiCola, Summit Education Initiative’s Early Childhood Strategy Leader, led the one-hour session to provide principals with important information, tools and a road map to support them with moving forward in forming a coalition.

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  • Akron Public Schools STEM Middle School student

    The Lens to Clarity

    “I had been looking through the same set of brown eyes my entire life. My whole world was greatly informed by what I viewed. Then one day, while fooling around with a bunch of my fellow teenaged buddies, I took one friend’s set of eyeglasses and put them on. Boom! I saw an entirely different world.” Read more from Executive Director Derran Wimer’s January 2018 “Align & Engage” message in this post.

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Cradle to Career Alliance: Leading Indicators of Success

Together, we can help every student graduate prepared to follow a career pathway that leads to a living wage. We organize collective, community-wide efforts at significant education milestones for greater impact. This is the ambitious work of Summit Education Initiative: to help all students meet high standards needed for the demands of the future. This is our vision for student success in Summit County. Every student. Every day. Cradle to career.

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