SEI Stories

Time for Change

Believe it or not, we’ve nearly arrived at the end of another year of accomplishments achieved and lessons learned. Some of us are already looking ahead to the New Year and ways we can change our lives – and the lives of others – for the better. Read more from Executive Director Derran Wimer’s December 2016 “Align & Engage” enewsletter message in this post.

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Building Stronger Relationships

One of the non-academic indicators SEI measures on the Youth View™ is the quality of relationships students have with the adults in their school. In December 2014, survey results from Stow-Munroe Falls High School indicated students felt they had weak relationships with adults. Read more to see how administrators challenged staff to improve their relations with students moving forward.

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Changing Direction

As in-school suspension teacher, attendance coordinator and football, basketball and track coach at Coventry High School, McAfee encounters many students he may positively impact on a weekly basis. But coaching and mediating students on a regular basis was not always part of McAfee’s job description. Read more about his shift in careers in this story.

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Motivated by Student Success

952 and counting. Thanks to Summit Education Initiative (SEI), nearly 1,000 high school students in Summit County have more peace of mind regarding their potential ACT® score. This year, the Ohio Department of Education began paying for college readiness tests for all juniors at public schools in the state. Administrators may choose between the ACT® and SAT® test; all high schools in Summit County chose the ACT®.

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The Educational Attainment Needle

We don’t have to do anything for the needle to move the wrong way. That’s actually the best way for the needle to go the wrong way: don’t do anything! But if we want the educational attainment needle to move in the right direction, it takes work. It takes collective, purposeful, aligned, steady and consistent work. Read more in this post from Executive Director Derran Wimer.

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