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GradNation Summit brings kids and education professionals together – Part 2

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7.

Local student tells story of seeking education after dropping out

University of Akron Graduate Assistant David Delgado did not have the easiest upbringing in Wooster. He was one of six children his single mother was raising while putting herself through college and working a full-time job. Lack of money caused a lot of stress in the household and they often had to choose which utility to keep on.

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GradNation Summit brings kids and education professionals together

Speech by author Wes Moore kicks off events

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Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7th.

 

The GradNation Summit, focusing on the idea of making choices and not consequences, was organized to bring together teachers and students to discuss how to improve high school graduation rates.

 

“We’re thrilled to be able to host over 140 Akron Public Schools students representing every high school,” Summit Education Initiative Executive Derran Wimer said. “We believe at the Summit Education Initiative that hearing the student voice and understanding the students’ perspective is very important for us to help them be successful. I would encourage you as we go through the day to please fully engage with each other, because we have a lot to learn from the students and the students can maybe learn some new things from us.”

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The Summit Education Initiative Overview

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

The Summit Education Initiative is an organization that brings together a broad coalition of community partners with the goal of improving education in Summit County. The group uses data to track the progress of current programs and helps schools predict early in a child’s education whether they are likely to achieve later on. This helps educators help children who are falling behind. This group not only works with public schools, but also private, parochial and charter schools, along with community organizations.

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