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Making Math Yummy On Pi(e) Day

If there’s one thing we love at Seeds, it’s incorporating snacks into learning. Each March 14, we celebrate the mathematical pi with delicious, flaky pie…and other activities. (It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday, so the pie becomes a wonderful substitute for birthday cake.) Last year, we put Pi(e) Day Into Perspective
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State Official Visit Seeds

Seeds of Literacy has been on a quest to demonstrate just how important adult literacy is — and how important our program is to the Northeast Ohio community — ever since the State stopped our funding last year. We’ve invited all of our State officials to visit our sites, talk
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Literacy Program Extends Beyond GED Prep to Beginning & Struggling Readers

Seeds of Literacy, the innovative one-to-one tutoring program for adult high school equivalency (HSE) preparation, now includes instruction for adults who are  beginning readers and struggling readers. “The Beginning & Struggling Reader Program creates educational access to even more members of the community,” explains Dr. Carmine Stewart, Program Director for
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Pilot, Marathon Runner, Philanthropist, Founder… & GED Grad

Your past doesn’t define your future. That was the message shared with students, tutors, and staff at Seeds East by a special guest in January. There are a lot of incredible words to describe Captain Courtney Schoch — pilot, marathon runner, mom, wife, non-profit founder, world traveler, TEFL instructor, philanthropist.
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[VIDEO] WKYC’s “We The People” Features Seeds

On Friday, January 18, 2019, Executive Director Bonnie Entler and Site Coordinator Kara Krawiec appeared on WKYC’s We the People with Tiffany Tarpley. Seeds was featured as recipients of WKYC’s TEGNA Foundation grant and as ProLiteracy Heros.
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Spakowski Reading Nook Unveiled

When North Olmsted (and formerly Westlake) resident Joan Mary Spakowski passed away over a year ago in December 2017, the field of education lost an important supporter. According to her obituary, Joan was an elementary and middle school teacher who instilled in her pupils a love of science, ecology, and
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Edit Your Writing With This Checklist

~ The Final Stage In the Writing Process: Editing ~ Congratulations! You’ve gone through three stages of the writing process: did some prewriting, wrote a draft, revised it by making major changes to the essay, and now you have a complete essay! Well, almost... Before you start celebrating, remember that
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Reasons to Come to Class : Cleveland Stories Vol. 1

Written by staffer and Cleveland freelancer Billy Hallal, this essay from Literary Cleveland‘s latest project showcases Seeds students in poignant vignettes. It was originally published in Cleveland Stories, Vol. 1 anthology paperback, available for purchase.  Dorlinda comes to class to snack. Funyuns, Doritos, donuts. She spills powdered sugar all over
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66% – A Sad (But True) Cleveland Statistic

On Thursday, November 29, FreshWater Cleveland distributed an article titled “2 out of 3 Clevelanders are functionally illiterate. So what are we doing about it?” Some readers called the headline sensationalized, but at Seeds, we call it FACT. “Here in Cleveland, 66 percent of the city’s adults are functionally illiterate.
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