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    How Poverty Harms Learning

    In this editorial piece from the Akron Beacon Journal, staff focus on the effects of poverty on learning and opportunities for making positive changes in Ohio education.

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    Second Annual School Readiness Summit Registration Opens for Oct. 27 Event

    Registration for the 2017 School Readiness Summit on Oct. 27 is open and organizers are hoping to attract an even bigger crowd of child advocates than last year. More than 530 caring adults convened at John S. Knight Center last October for the first summit, which featured active discussions on preparing children for success in school and life.┬áRead more about what attendees may expect at this year’s event in the press release Summit Education Initiative distributed on Aug. 24.

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    First Things First Partners Focus on the Power of Play

    “Go Fish,” “Candyland,” a sensory pool and cup stacking were just a few activities in which young children could participate in the Summit County First Things First “The Power of Play!” room at the Summit for Kids Expo on Aug. 19. Read more about the partners involved and the purpose of the activity room 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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