Nearly 150 individuals from community partner organizations, Summit County school districts and local businesses joined us for our sixth annual Community Report on Educational Attainment on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Greystone Hall. We appreciate those who attended to hear our message, as well as to learn more about ways to support children in Summit County. Read more about the event in this post.
We are on our way toward 48,000 new degrees and high-value career credentials by 2025! We are on our way to making Summit County a more educated community. Why does that matter? Learn more in this post, which is a message from Derran Wimer that appeared in our November 2017 “Align & Engage” e-newsletter.
Kids may start kindergarten when they’re young children, but they start learning the minute they’re born. And what children learn before they enter kindergarten could affect them the rest of their lives. It’s a point that speakers emphasized at First Things First’s second annual School Readiness Summit on Friday at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, where more than 600 people convened to develop solutions to challenges facing early education in Summit County. Read more in this story from the Akron Beacon Journal.
To better promote college and career readiness for students in Summit County, Summit Education Initiative (SEI) created a new Middle Grades Network (MGN) for school administrators, school counselors and math teachers. The network, which will meet four times this school year, kicked off the year at Quaker Square on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The start of school is an excellent time to create strong routines to support your child’s early learning success. One of the most important things that parents can do for their children is to get them to school every day, and on time! Children can’t benefit from learning opportunities when they aren’t in school. Read more about the importance of school attendance in this post.