early education

Session Provides Road Map for Readiness Coalitions

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, elementary principals representing all Akron Public Schools’ clusters attended a Readiness Coalition Orientation Session at the Andrew Jackson House in Akron. Laura DiCola, Summit Education Initiative’s Early Childhood Strategy Leader, led the one-hour session to provide principals with important information, tools and a road map to support them with moving forward in forming a coalition.


Teachers, Community Leaders Make Early Education a Priority

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.