2021 - 2022 News Archive

Summer Programs
06/17/2022
EXPLORE! CREATE! HAVE FUN! Preview the wide variety of exciting summer programs for Akron Public Schools students. Summer offerings, or what we call The Summer Experience: Choose Your Adventure, are designed for students to have fun, be creative, solve mysteries, learn about careers, tinker with robots, and advance in high school credits. The Summer Experience: Choose Your Adventure programs include in-person programs and remote self-directed activities.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - May 10, 2022
05/11/2022
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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APS Staff Spotlight - May 11, 2022
05/11/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Marco Pizza Night May 11, 2022
05/11/2022
2474 Manchester Rd Akron, OH 44314 330-753-2300
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APS Staff Spotlight - April 27, 2022
04/28/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Walk and Roll to School April 27
04/27/2022
The following Akron public schools will be participating in Walk & Roll to School Day with the opportunity to earn prizes.
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APS Staff Spotlight - April 20, 2022
04/25/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Annual Egg Hunt Eggtravaganza
04/25/2022
Thank you for all the volunteers and support!
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Weekly Update for April 7, 2022
04/08/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign at King CLC, free COVID-19 kits, Summer Experience registration, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Weekly Update for March 31, 2022
04/04/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign at East CLC, COVID boosters, Summer Experience registration, Helen Arnold CLC free Family Health Fair, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources
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APS Staff Spotlight - March 23, 2022
03/25/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Weekly Update for March 17, 2022
03/18/2022
Find out the latest on new APS masking guidelines and other COVID-19 news, the Be Kind 330 campaign at Resnik CLC, APS hiring of paraprofessionals, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - March 15, 2022
03/15/2022
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Weekly Update for March 10, 2022
03/11/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign at Pfeiffer, future APS COVID guidance and community impact tool, APS hiring of paraprofessionals, free webinar on internet safety and human trafficking, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - March 9, 2022
03/09/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Weekly Update for March 3, 2022
03/04/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign at Hatton CLC, future APS COVID guidance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - March 2, 2022
03/02/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - March 1, 2022
03/02/2022
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Weekly Update for February 24, 2022
02/25/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign, COVID trends, the Sojourner Truth statue, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Two for Tuesday
02/22/2022
2nd grade 217 2-22-22 in 2nd grade photos
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Weekly Update for February 17, 2022
02/20/2022
Find out the latest on the Be Kind 330 campaign, decreasing COVID-19 numbers, free Akron Zoo admission on Presidents Day, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Grade 2 Music Concert
02/16/2022
Mrs. McDonald at Sam Salem has produced the 2nd grade Music Concert. The students are from Miss Conant, Mrs. Butcher, and Mr. Blackburn. Enjoy the Positive Behavior Songs.
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Weekly Update for February 10, 2022
02/11/2022
Find out the latest on COVID trends, water assistance program, Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit program, Ohio Lottery's Partners in Education program, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources. In addition, the Weekly Update is changing formats. Sign up to receive future updates in a mobile-friendly version >>. drive.google.com/file/d/1HentXVIzurD2-9DtAASC18-ym0ky7wss/view?usp=sharing
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Marco Pizza Night February 9, 2022
02/09/2022
Students will be taking home coupons and fliers to remind.
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Weekly Update for February 3, 2022
02/04/2022
Find out the latest on COVID vaccines for children under 5, winter pedestrian safety tips, winter clothing/food assistance, Black History Month celebration, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - February 2, 2022
02/02/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Weekly Update for January 27, 2022
01/27/2022
Find out the latest on COVID tests/masks/clinics, winter food and clothing assistance, STEM Day at Goodyear, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - January 25, 2022
01/25/2022
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Weekly Update for January 20, 2022
01/20/2022
Find out the latest on COVID tests/masks/clinics, College Credit Plus information sessions, 24/7 tutoring for students, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Weekly Update for January 13, 2022
01/17/2022
Find out the latest on the APS and Children's Hospital vaccine clinics, new COVID testing updates, Goodyear and The University of Akron scholarships, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Five Things You May Be Interested In - January 10, 2022
01/17/2022
The most recent BOE Meeting video is online now at youtube.com/akronschools and here are five things you may be interested in. The times codes for each segment are listed at the end.
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APS Staff Spotlight - January 12, 2022
01/12/2022
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - January 11, 2022
01/11/2022
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Akron Zoo Offers MLK Day
01/10/2022
The Akron Zoo is offering free admission for all guests on January 17 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On-site activities will be available courtesy of the Akron Chapter of NAACP and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa. Parking rates apply. For more information, visit akronzoo.org; or call 330.375.2550.
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Early Learning Program Showcase
01/10/2022
Save the following dates for an epic showcase of our Early Learning Program. Celebrate preschool accomplishments with ArtSparks, Akron Public Schools and GAR Foundation.
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Weekly Update for January 6, 2022
01/06/2022
Find out the latest on the APS and Children's Hospital vaccine clinics, new COVID protocols, shelter/food assistance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Sam Salem Holiday Concert 5th Grade
12/17/2021
The following slideshow features performances from 5th Grade students at Sam Salem CLC. Click on the links to enjoy some holiday music. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Mrs. McDonald Sam Salem Music Teacher
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Weekly Update for December 16, 2021
12/17/2021
Find out the latest on the new format for the Weekly Update and sign-up information, winter break dates, APS and Children's Hospital vaccine clinics and the APS COVID dashboard, free holiday meal/clothing/gifts/toys assistance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Ding Dong Merrily On High - Firestone CLC Madrigals
12/17/2021
Watch this festive holiday video of the Firestone CLC Madrigals singing "Ding Dong Merrily on High."
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Wassail Song - Firestone CLC Madrigals
12/17/2021
Watch this festive holiday video of the Firestone CLC Madrigals singing "Wassail Song."
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APS Staff Spotlight - December 15, 2021
12/15/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - December 14, 2021
12/15/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students.
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Weekly Update for December 9, 2021
12/13/2021
Find out the latest on the APS and Children's Hospital vaccine clinics, flu shot information, the Summit County Public Health Holiday Guide, free holiday meal/clothing/gifts/toys assistance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Weekly Update for December 2, 2021
12/03/2021
Find out the latest information on the COVID variant and vaccine clinics, free holiday meal/clothing/gifts/toys assistance, toy/clothing/blanket drives, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Updates to Arrival and Dismissal to Start 11/17/21
11/23/2021
Sam Salem CLC Updates to Arrival & Dismissal Starting on Wednesday, 11/17/21 Arrival K-5: We will continue with our current arrival procedures. Please come down Nestor and drop off along 26th Street at Door 9 or in the bus lane area. After dropping off your student you can turn left down Weiser or continue on 26th Street to Waterloo Road. Dismissal K-5: We will continue with our dismissal procedure BUT move it to Door 1, the main entrance. After going through the pick-up line you can exit to Waterloo Road or exit to 26th Street. If you are using the exit onto 26th Street you can turn right to Waterloo Road or go straight across to Tampa. For the safety of everyone and to keep the traffic moving, please do not turn left onto 26th Street after you have picked up your student.
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Weekly Update for November 18, 2021
11/22/2021
Find out the latest information on the COVID vaccines and clinics, STNA certification, free Thanksgiving meal assistance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - November 17, 2021
11/17/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - November 16, 2021
11/16/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Weekly Update for November 11
11/12/2021
Find out the latest information on the COVID vaccines and clinics, winter heating and Thanksgiving assistance, Akron Zoo's Wild Lights, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - November 10, 2021
11/11/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Veterans Day Grade 4 Concert
11/09/2021
Mrs. McDonald coordinated the fourth grade students of Sam Salem CLC for a Veterans Day Concert. Please view the slide show presentation.
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Weekly Update for November 4, 2021
11/05/2021
Find out the latest information on the COVID vaccines, winter heating and Thanksgiving assistance, Game Fest at the Akron Art Museum, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Learning Update October 28,2021
11/04/2021
Find out the latest information on the COVID vaccines, Stay in the Game activities, APS Pulse Survey, All Akron Student Engineering Program application, Kids Helping Kids Swim Marathon, Halloween and Thanksgiving events and assistance, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - November 3, 2021
11/04/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Family Pulse Survey
10/27/2021
SEI developed Family Pulse Survey
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - October 26, 2021
10/26/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Weekly Learning Update 10/20/21
10/21/2021
Find out the latest information on the Ohio Vax-2-School scholarship campaign, Pfizer vaccine for children, COVID-19 stats, hiring opportunities at APS, Children's Museum Play at Home fall fundraiser, Halloween events, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - October 20, 2021
10/20/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Positive Overall for APS on OH Report Card
10/15/2021
The release of the State Report Card for Akron Public Schools and for all Ohio school districts today provides data for districts to use in assessing and planning with regard to student progress in an unprecedented year of disruption and recovery.
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Weekly Update for October 7, 2021
10/08/2021
Find out the latest information on The Roll Up a Sleeve With APS campaign, warnings against the Tik Tok challenge, senior participation in Dream Day, the Diversity Career Fair, feedback in the ESSER Funds survey, APS GEAR UP Partnership Program, free Trunk or Treat event, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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An Advisory Concerning Tik Tok Challenge
10/07/2021
Please see the letter below from Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack concerning the Tik Tok "devious licks" challenge.
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Weekly Update for September 30, 2021
10/04/2021
Find out the latest information on COVID statistics and mask effectiveness, Roll Up a Sleeve With APS campaign, a forum discussing vaccine hesitancy in the Black community, a free career clothing closet, supporting Native American Heritage Month, the Cardboard Challenge at the Akron Art Museum, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Staff Spotlight - September 29, 2021
09/29/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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North American First People's Day
09/29/2021
Contemporary Issues of the Native American Community" will be addressed by speakers commemorating Akron and Summit County’s North American First People’s Day, Monday, October 4, at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St. Issues of the Native American Community" will be addressed by speakers commemorating Akron and Summit County’s North American First People’s Day, Monday, October 4, at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.
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APS Staff Spotlight - September 22, 2021
09/22/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - September 14, 2021
09/16/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Drive Thru Ice Cream Social 9/16/21 4:00 -5:30
09/16/2021
Hop on board and bring your family to join our school community in celebrating positive behaviors and the beginning of school year. September 16th, 2021. 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Drive-through line will start at Nester and follow the dismissal traffic pattern. Funded by Title 1.
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APS Staff Spotlight - September 15, 2021
09/15/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Weekly Update 9/10/21
09/10/2021
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APS Staff Spotlight - September 8, 2021
09/08/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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The Advance Child Credit
09/08/2021
The 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments started July 15. If you have filed your 2020 tax return already, you don't need to take any action. If not, you should file as soon as possible. For people who are not required to file a tax return and didn't file in 2019 or 2020, there is a registration tool available from the IRS. Visit IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021, or check out the flier below.
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Girls On The Run
09/06/2021
Do you want to meet new friends, accomplish big things, help others in your community and have lots of fun?
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APS Staff Spotlight - September 1, 2021
09/03/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - 8/31/21
09/03/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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APS Learning 2021-22 Weekly Update 8/26/21
08/30/2021
Find out the latest information on a message from Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack, teachers preparing classroom for a safe return, monitoring and tracking COVID-19 at APS, our automated bus sanitation system, the APS Online program, vaccine incentives for Summit County residents, the Browns Foundation donation of 3,000 pairs of socks in the Stay in the Game initiative, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Open House August 23, 2021 4- 6 PM
08/23/2021
We will be having an in-person Open House on Monday the 23rd from 4:00 - 6:00 Our guidance to families is as follows: last name A-L 4:00-5:00 last name M-Z 5:00-6:00 Masks required Try to limit to 2 families in a classroom at a time No more than 2 adults with 1 student Parking is available at Hope Church
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APS Staff Spotlight - October 27, 2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Jarvis Landry "Good Habits"
The Cleveland Browns are happy to help APS kids STAY IN THE GAME! To learn more about what the Browns are doing and how you can help, please visit SITGNetwork.org and: • Take the Pledge • Learn About Their Work • Download Resources #StayInTheGame #KeepLearning #StayEngaged
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