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Blog : COVID-19


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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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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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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How To Enroll At Seeds During COVID-19

Adult Basic Ed: Free online tutoring for GED®, HiSET® Registration. Orientation. Enrollment. At Seeds, those words essentially mean the same thing – to get you into the FREE tutoring program and on the path to earning your high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®).  During COVID-19, we’ve had to close our
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Tele-Tutoring vs. Video Tutoring

The moment social-distancing became critical, Seeds had to adapt — and quickly! In just one week, the staff put together two options that would allow students to maintain the one-to-one connection that is the hallmark of our program. Let’s take a look at the options and compare them. TELE-TUTORING: Short
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A Change of Direction During Social Distancing

Dear Seeds Family, Over the course of the last two weeks, we’ve seen a significant amount of change unfold as the world, our country, and local communities, have battled with an unprecedented pandemic. Unfortunately, Seeds of Literacy is not immune to its effects. This fiscal year, with the full support
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