Akron Public Schools and urban school districts around the nation often face challenges that are much different than those confronting non-urban school systems. Because of this, Ohio created the Ohio 8 Coalition with the express purpose of improving student achievement in districts with relatively high levels of at-risk students. APS is dynamic in the Ohio 8 Coalition with Superintendent David W. James an active participant and leader. 

Akron Public Schools enjoys and appreciates this valuable partnership whose collective mission is: teaching and learning, government relations and public policy initiatives, public awareness, and leadership through teamwork. 

Click on this link to see how The Ohio 8 Coalition is keeping a watchful eye on our state’s urban school children and their future.