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Get Good Grades in Akron, Get Full-Tuition College Scholarship

wrightbrosfan / Flickr Add Akron to a growing number of cities that are cutting this deal with students: Get good grades in high school, graduate and we’ll help you pay for college. The Akron school board has agreed to trade an old high school building to the University of Akron in exchange for full-tuition scholarships for some [...]

In Ohio, There Is Such a Thing as (More) Free Lunch

U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr More Ohio students will get free school meals next school year thanks to changes to federal school meal programs. The way most school meal programs work now, parents have to fill out an application in order for their child to get free meals at school. And school districts have [...]

Former Akron City Councilman Ernie Tarle Wants to Open Charter School

Over the course of the past 25 years or so, Ernie Tarle has been recalled from the Akron City Council, accused and acquitted of felony bribery charges, and filed for bankruptcy. Now he wants to open a charter school. The Akron Beacon Journal reports: [Tarle] explained that while the Academy of Excellence won’t be a religious school, he wants the parents [...]

Kelley Williams-Bolar is Organizing an Ohio “Parents Union”

Kelley Williams-Bolar is back in the spotlight. The Akron woman who was convicted of charges related to lying in order to send her children to a nearby suburban school district is organizing an “Ohio Parents Union,” the Akron Beacon Journal’s John Higgins writes. The parents’ group is intended to “counter the influence of teachers’ unions.” And this weekend, Williams-Bolar [...]

Good Grades in Akron Could Lead to Free College Tuition

Graduate from high school, get accepted to a local college and we’ll help you pay for it: Mario Tama / Getty Images It’s a deal that a growing number of communities, from Oberlin to Pittsburgh, have been making with students. Now add Akron to that list. The University of Akron and the Akron school district [...]

LeBron James Endorses the Akron School Levy

Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James recorded a robo­call that went out to 30,000 Akron voters last week urging them to support the school district’s levy. If the levy passes, homeowners would see a 14 percent increase in school-related property taxes, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the call [...]

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