Superintendent David James to deliver 2020 State of Akron Schools speech

Superintendent David James, Ed.D. will discuss the state of Akron Public Schools at the Akron Press Club’s luncheon on Wednesday, February 19 at Quaker Station in Akron.
There will be the opportunity for questions following his address. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the program will follow.
As superintendent, James is responsible for more than 21,000 students and 3,000 employees. The district includes 47 schools and community learning centers. Akron Public Schools this year moved its new College & Career Academies of Akron into each of its high schools. Dr. James will address in detail this transformational program that APS now plans to work into all grade levels. It already has positive, measurable results from its pilot program that was started first at North High School three years ago.
In College & Career Academies, students are making informed decisions about selecting an academy for their sophomore through senior years. More than 250 business and community partners have agreed to work with individual academies and pathways at APS high schools.  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 2008. He received his doctorate in 2019.

Program: State of the Akron Schools: 2020
Speaker: Superintendent David James
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: Doors open at 11 a.m., buffet luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Program follows.     
Place: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron, OH
Cost: $25 per individual. $200 for table of 8.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, February 14, 2020.
Click here for convenient online registration.
Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or email Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
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 for membership information.