David James

Classes started July 30 at the I Promise School in Akron.
Mark Arehart / WKSU

Former Cavs star and Akron native LeBron James is used to standing ovations for his work on the basketball court, but hundreds gathered in Akron to applaud him for his work off the court in opening the I Promise School.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 24:

DAVID JAMES
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

The often buttoned-down superintendent of Akron City Schools let loose when he contrasted the financial and academic standards applied to traditional public schools and charter schools. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from today’s State of the Schools address.

DAVID JAMES
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James is a finalist to take over the largest public school district in the state.

At his annual state of the schools address today, he told his Akron audience he is intrigued by the professional challenge that would come with taking over Columbus City Schools. After the address, he said he thinks Akron has already tackled some of the tough issues Columbus will face, including right-sizing the district and turning adult education over to other institutions so the district can focus resources on pre-kindergarten to 12th grades.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

David James, who heads Akron Public Schools, is now also president of the state-wide Buckeye Association of School Administrators for the coming academic year

 

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