Akron Superintendent Discusses Dropout Dilemma

ACS gives kudos to Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James for his comments on a recent panel discussion broadcast by 90.3 WCPN and WVIZ Public Television in a special edition of the Ideas program. James, a member of ACS client The Ohio 8, spoke about the challenges that surround students who live in poverty, and how those external forces have a debilitating impact on academic achievement. “It isn’t just a school problem, it is a community problem,” he said. “You have to have your job and family services folks involved. You have to have your children’s services board, your juvenile court, your mayor… a lot of those folks, and that’s typically what we do in Akron.” See the full interview and article here: http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2014/05/22/the-dropout-dilemma-panel-explores-causes-and-solutions/.

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