Eye on Education

District-Sponsored Akron Digital Academy to Close Due to Poor Academic Performance

The governing board of an online school overseen by the Akron school board has voted to close the school due to its poor academic performance.

Akron Digital Academy has received the equivalent of a “D” on each of its state report cards for the past four years. The Akron school district received the equivalent of a on each of its state report cards over the same period.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the school’s operation director is hopeful that the decision can be reversed.

With two Akron schools employees, including Superintendant David James, sitting on the ADA board of directors, administrators at the online school question the driving factors behind their school’s closure.

“It just so happens that the leader of Akron Public Schools made a motion to shut us down knowing well where 580 students are going to go,” Donatelli said of the students who might end up in Akron schools if the closure occurs. “The problem we have is that a lot of kids come here because they were already at APS.”

Read more at: www.ohio.com

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