Tag Archives: Reading

It Takes a Village

Key Steps to Reading Success program improves children’s reading abilities

 

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Summit Education Initiative (SEI) knows that:

  • schools want to engage families;
  • families want their children to be successful; and
  • books at home make a difference in children’s learning and development

 

Along with SEI, Shelley Houser, a literacy coach for The University of Akron Center for Literacy, had to determine how to incorporate all three ideals into one program. The goal? Reduce the number of children in need of a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) across Summit County.

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AMHA offers Early Intervention for Summit’s Neediest Children

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Early Childhood Initiative Helps Parents and Children with an Early Start to Education  Part 2

By Lyndsey Schley

 

Children growing up in poverty have a different set of challenges than their more affluent peers. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, or AMHA, believes their access to these children gives them an unique opportunity to help.

AMHA’s Early Childhood Initiative, or ECI, has gained national attention for their innovative approach to helping children within their system.  We continue the story about AMHA’s work with the children and their parents who live in AMHA housing.

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AMHA offers Early Intervention for Summit’s Neediest Children

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Early Childhood Initiative Helps Parents and Children with an Early Start to Education – Part 1

By Lyndsey Schley

Children growing up in poverty have a different set of challenges than their more affluent peers. One local housing authority believes their access to these children gives them a unique opportunity to help.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, or AMHA, provides housing subsidies to about 20,000 people in Summit County. They own and manage about 10,000 units themselves and provide Housing Choice Vouchers for the rest.
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Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee

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The third key transition point Summit Education Initiative (SEI) focuses on is third grade. By third grade, SEI wants kids reading on grade level.

In the past few years, this has coincided with Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. In Spring of 2012, the Ohio Legislature passed an education policy bill which included the guarantee. The bill requires 3rd graders to meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the 4th grade reading instruction.

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Summit Education Initiative Progress of the Findley Adopt-a-School Initiative 2014

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Derran Wimer, Executive Director of the Summit Education Initiative, reported on the progress of the Findley Adopt-a-School initiative at The Love Akron Network’s annual breakfast on September 30th.  We are very pleased to offer you  the text of Mr. Wimer’s report.

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