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Donors Help Bridge the Digital Divide

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools across the nation were closing their doors and moving to virtual instruction, news stories about the inequities in access to technology in some communities abounded.  Reactions on social media underscored the degree to which those with access to technology take
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[VIDEO] Civic Literacy Encouraged with Series of Voting Videos

Election years pose unique opportunities for educators to provide real-time examples about how governments are structured, election issues, and voter rights. Seeds of Literacy is no exception. To help our adult learners understand the critical importance of voting as a means to influence their world, Site Coordinator Chris Richards prepared
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The Path to Opening Classrooms: Entering Phase 2

August 25, 2020: In a follow-up to her June announcement, Seeds President & CEO Bonnie Entler recently provided stakeholders with an update to her plans for reopening both the Seeds East (Kinsman & 139th) and Seeds West (W. 25th & Clark) classroom locations. Seeds Family,  Just last week, the Governor
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What We’ve Learned From Conducting Remote Learning

It has now been more than 17 weeks since Seeds of Literacy shut its classroom doors – without warning – due to COVID-19. Like other districts in Ohio, Seeds continues to reflect on that time, assessing what needs to be improved to make remote learning sustainable long-term.  As K-12 districts struggle to balance
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Be the Best You Can Be…Despite COVID-19 (Intern)

**By Michael Coles, 2020 Summer Intern from Baldwin Wallace University** Summer of 2020 has caused a whirlwind of emotions globally. Many of us are wondering what the new normal will be, and government officials continue guiding communities in efforts to keep individuals safe from the effects of the COVID-19  pandemic.
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Graduation During Social Distancing

Unlike previous years, the Seeds of Literacy 2020 graduating class didn’t have a huge party. There was no processional march of smiling grads, cheered on by proud family members as they entered the room. There was no stage with slightly uncomfortable chairs. There were no high fives, handshakes, and hugs.
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Make Math YOUR World with Math Planet (Intern)

This is the next blog in a series of online learning app reviews by our summer intern, Michael Coles from Baldwin Wallace University. When it comes to Math, building on existing skills and practice makes perfect. Just like when learning to speak: first start with little words and then whole
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School Yourself, Learn On the Go!(Intern)

This is the next blog in a series of online learning app reviews by our summer intern, Michael Coles from Baldwin Wallace University. Math can be scary for most people. From whole numbers to fractions, to derivatives and integrals in calculus, math is constantly around us, it’s everywhere! The great
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The Path to Reopening Our Classroom

In a June email to stakeholders, Seeds President & CEO Bonnie Entler shared a phased vision for reopening both the Seeds East (139th & Kinsman) and Seeds West (W. 25th & Clark) classroom locations. Citing the health and safety of students, tutors, and staff, the organization is taking a slow
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