Reading at the Root of Third Grade Education

Summit Education Initiative's Third Grade Reading Team has coincided with Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, part of the Ohio Legislature's education policy bill passed in spring 2012. The bill requires third graders to meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the fourth grade reading instruction. Read more in this story by Good Place Akron. READ MORE»

Family Reading Festival Scheduled for Feb. 6

The Akron-Summit County Main Library, located at 60 S. High St., will host a Family Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The event, sponsored by Summit Education Initiative’s Cradle to Career Alliance, will feature more than 25 community organizations sharing information and presenting activities. Children and Books, formerly First Book Greater Akron, will provide every child in attendance with a book. Entertainer Jim Gill will perform, along with the Weathervane Chanticleers and Coventry High School Jazz ensemble. READ MORE»

United Way’s Imagination Library to Benefit Children of Summit County

Thanks to the United Way of Summit County's Imagination Library, preschool children may receive free books. When parents register their child for the program, he or she will receive a brand new, age appropriate book in the mail once a month. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. All children ages birth to five in Summit County are eligible! READ MORE»