Blog : COVID-19


Masks, Vaccines, HIPPA, and the Classroom

(revised 6/2/2021) Since Seeds of Literacy announced plans to reopen (after COVID-19 shuttered our doors for more than a year), we’ve received some questions. You asked. We’re answering. “Why is Seeds requiring proof of vaccination to come on-site?” You will be asked to show proof of vaccination on your first
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Seeds Announces Classroom Reopening Date Post-COVID

On-Site Learning Resumes for New Fiscal Year May 5, 2021 (Cleveland) – “It has been a challenging year, to say the least,” President & CEO Bonnie Entler shared with stakeholders in a May 1 announcement. “The time has come to bring fully-vaccinated tutors and students back into our classroom.” The
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Another Student Graduates from Virtual Classroom GED® Program

TAIESHA COLLINS grew up in a rough neighborhood. She did well in high school, but only when she paid attention. “I’d clown and pay more attention to my friends in a class setting,” she admitted. Like so many students, she didn’t finish school because she needed to work to support
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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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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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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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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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