Spotlight on Early Childhood at the Akron Civic Theatre

On Thursday, Jan. 19, Summit Education Initiative (SEI), along with Child Care Connection, State Support Team Region 8 and Summit County First Things First, is hosting a special event for preschool directors and staff, elementary principals, kindergarten teachers and others working with preschool- and kindergarten-aged children in Summit County. READ MORE»

Believe in Them

Are you a bridge builder? When I talked with faculty and staff in schools I led, I would remind them that we, adults, need to be bridge builders. Students cannot be expected to be the bridge builders. The kids who are difficult to reach - the ones who make bad choices, behave poorly and generally irritate you - are never going to build a bridge.  READ MORE»

80 Students Pilot ACT® Prep Course

Students have 60 minutes to answer 60 questions on the ACT® Math test. For some students, achieving this is easier said than done – let alone earning a 21 or higher composite score, which best prepares them for enrolling in college. Thanks to a new ACT® Math prep course available to students in Summit County, tackling the ACT® Math test is now a bit more feasible. Read more about the ACT Math prep class Akron Early College High School piloted in spring 2016. READ MORE»

Re-Aligning Goal Setting

Data is no longer a burden for Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s out of school time partners (OSTPs). After several years in development, the OSTP Portal has launched to provide organizations working with students outside of school better access to students’ information. This process relieves OSTPs of extra work and time they could spend interacting more with students. Read more in this story. READ MORE»