Family Reading Festival Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Family Reading Festival, an event that welcomes families to the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) in early February to enjoy literacy-themed activities with other community members. Because reading can open doors to increased opportunities for learning, particularly for children, focusing on the importance of literacy among families benefits the community and the futures of its residents. READ MORE»

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»