Superintendent David James will discuss the state of Akron Public Schools at the Akron Press Club’s luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions following his address.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at
11:30 and the program will follow.
As superintendent, James is
responsible for more than 21,000 students and 3,000 employees. The district
includes 45 schools and community learning centers.
Akron Public Schools, in
partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation, opened the I Promise
school in the past year. The school is for students at risk of falling behind.
It is based on the foundation’s existing I Promise Network programs, which have
helped more than 1,300 Akron-area grade school students the past seven years.
transformation to College & Career Academies has made significant progress
in the past year. All APS ninth-graders are enrolled in Freshman Academy, where
students can make informed decisions about selecting an academy for their
sophomore through senior years. More than 160
business and community partners have agreed to work with individual academies
and pathways at APS high schools. The district
is on track to launch academies in every school
in the 2019-20 school year.
The district also offers dual degree programs where
students can earn a high school diploma and a two-year college degree upon
graduation from high school.
David James is a graduate of Cleveland John Adams
High School and Cleveland State University, where he received his bachelor’s
and master’s degrees. He joined the Akron school district in 1992, became
executive director for business affairs in 2002 and superintendent in August
Program: State of Akron Schools by Superintendent
Time: Doors open at 11 a.m., buffet luncheon begins
at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Program follows.
Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.
$20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or email@example.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Monday, Feb. 25.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be
received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will
be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.
The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free
press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group
has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day
at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The
club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students.
Visit www.akronpressclub.org for