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Closing Due to Inclement Weather
01/21/2019
Akron Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
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Civility Center to Open
01/21/2019
Akron-area leaders announced on Wednesday the creation of the Greater Akron Civility Center to address what they say is a sharp decline in civility nationally and locally.
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EXPO Resources and Registration
01/20/2019
The 63rd annual APS Science, Math and Technology EXPO will be held at North January 26.
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North Hill Gearing Up for the Big Dig
01/18/2019
Snow has been in the news lately, and the Akron Safe Routes to School Team is gearing up for the "Big Dig."
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VEX Robotics Competition "Turning Point" - December 15, 2018
01/18/2019
The VEX Robotics Competition is designed to foster critical thinking by these middle and high school teams by means of a problem-based activity.
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Alum Has Designs on Scholastic Art Competition
01/18/2019
For as long as we can recall, and every year, APS has a number of students who receive awards at the Scholastic Art regional competition at Kent State University.
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Board of Education Meeting - 01/14/19
01/17/2019
The Board of Education is the official body representing the citizens of Akron on all matters of public education. The Board is non-partisan and non-sectarian.
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APS Student Named to U.S. Senate Youth Program
01/17/2019
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has announced that STEM High School student Grace Marie Kosco will join Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman in representing Ohio in the nation's capital during the 57th annual USSYP Washington Week, March 2-9.
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Your Weekly Video Update
01/17/2019
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools.
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Breaking New Ground
01/16/2019
The Akron Board of Education has been working on the plan for nearly a year now. At Monday's meeting, the first of the new year, board members welcomed some new, fresh-faced colleagues who will be attending board meetings.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - January 15, 2019
01/16/2019
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Past President, President Again
01/15/2019
Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr., joined by his family, is sworn in as president of the Akron School Board by former Board President Rev. Ronald Fowler at the January 14, 2019, meeting.
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First Pledge of the Year
01/15/2019
Seventh-grader Aiden McClaine studies at NIHF STEM Middle School. The Akron School Board invited him to deliver the Pledge of Allegiance at its first meeting of the new year, January 14, 2019.
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APS Alum is OSU PD Chief
01/15/2019
As an Ohio State University student in the early 1990s, Kimberly Spears-McNatt never attended a football game.
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Distance Learning
01/14/2019
Therapists from the United Kingdom have been visiting Akron this week to learn how a local mental health group works with the African-American community.
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APS Spotlight Project RISE Donors & Donations - January 11, 2019
01/11/2019
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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At Courthouse Courtesy of Probate Court and Metro Parks
01/11/2019
Summit County Probate Court and Summit Metro Parks will display sketchbooks created by county residents in the atrium of the courthouse.
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Songs of Innocence and Experience
01/10/2019
A special, one-night-only concert event will be held February 2 at 7 p.m. in the Linda B. Kersker Auditorium of the Firestone Community Learning Center.
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Some Want a Wall, We're Building Bridges
01/10/2019
The APS Science EXPO is coming up January 26. Part of the fun is a bridge-building competition.
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A New Year Means New Upcoming Events
01/09/2019
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools.
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The Shirts On Their Backs
01/09/2019
Teacher Daniel Himmelright's fourth-graders at Pfeiffer Elementary School were paired with a school in Argentina to exchange shirts from their respective areas.
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APS Art Students, Teachers Awarded
01/08/2019
Akron Public Schools students received awards in the 2018 North-East Central-Ohio Scholastic Art Awards.
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College Credit Plus Information Nights
01/08/2019
Students in Akron Public Schools have multiple opportunities to earn college credit while attending high school.
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In Praise of IPS
01/04/2019
There are few public schools receiving as much attention these days as LeBron James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio — and it’s because it’s just that: a public school.
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In the Bag
01/04/2019
Fifty-four teens in the Project RISE Unaccompanied Youth program got an early holiday gift after a group of parents from St. Hilary School in Fairlawn put together large bags full of snacks and Christmas goodies.
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Miller South Alum Contributes
01/04/2019
Girl Scout Abigail Richardson, of Troop 29957, earned her Gold Star — the highest award in Girl Scouts — by creating a reading corner at the International Institute of Akron (IIA) for immigrants.
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Alum Produces Documentary
01/03/2019
Akron Public Schools alumnus Kofi Boakye is a 19-year-old award-winning keyboardist, songwriter and producer.
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LeBron James is Athlete of the Year
01/03/2019
On Thursday, AP announced LeBron James as the Male Athlete of the Year following what the publication described as his “most significant year.”
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Case Students Skype With Jacqueline Woodson
01/03/2019
Case CLC library technician Annette Culp partnered with First Book to join in a live Skype call with author Jacqueline Woodson during the students' weekly library time.
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More Helping Hands for APS Students
01/02/2019
The Sons of Italy Akron Lodge 685 hosted its seventh annual toy wrapping party Nov. 16 for Project RISE.
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IPS@APS Unveils New Gym
01/02/2019
The third- and fourth-graders at Akron’s I Promise School got a special sendoff to winter break this year.
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