James Delivers Annual State of the Schools Address

James Delivers Annual State of the Schools Address
Posted on 02/21/2020
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Before an Akron Press Club crowd of more than 500, Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent David W. James, Ed.D., delivered his 13th State of the Schools address Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Drawing, as he often does, on comparisons between his formative years and those of today's students, James reflected at the beginning of his remarks on the changing economy and its effect on teaching and learning.

"In the 1960s and 70s, a high school graduate could get a job that paid a decent wage and keep that job for 30 years. But, since then, we have seen jobs and companies devolve into shadows of their former selves," Dr. James told his audience. "Huge factories that employed thousands with good jobs and great benefits and retirement plans are a distant memory," he added.

James used that example to spend a good deal of time detailing the many early successes of APS College & Career Academies of Akron and the transformative mission, as he called it, to revolutionize the way schools in Akron prepare students for what James called "what they will face in the real world." Read more here >>.
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