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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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Lighting the SPARK for Education

Kindergarten readiness is important – beyond the first day of school. That’s why several teachers in Summit County chose to serve students during the Get Ready for School program this summer. Get Ready for School is a program of Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) – a free, family-focused kindergarten readiness program to help 3- and 4-year-old children get ready for kindergarten. Learn more in this post.

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Summer Reading Program Begins June 6 in Akron

A new summer reading program for Akron Public Schools students in kindergarten through second grade will pair volunteer tutors with students for one-on-one reading sessions from June 6 through Aug. 18. The City of Akron hopes its new program will help students retain and/or improve reading skills over summer. Read more in this story from the Akron Beacon Journal.

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The Pursuit of Personal Prosperity

When your book bag is one of your heaviest burdens, it’s not necessarily a walk in the playground to understand the financial responsibilities of adults. But Akron Public Schools provides an opportunity for high school sophomores to approach that matter – before their school days end upon graduation. It’s fittingly called Reality Check, and it’s a program Akron Public Schools has executed in several schools for 11 years.

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