AKRON, Ohio — Akron Public Schools has decided to start the school year with remote learning.
“We have studied and researched. We have followed guidance from all of the experts locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. We have also met with and discussed plans with other Ohio schools large and small. It is our belief this is the best way to begin; the safest way for the greatest number of students and staff,” said Superintendent David James.
The school district's online classes plan includes the following:
- Teachers will develop robust programming to provide support and close the gaps that occurred during the spring online learning and the summer slide.
- Staff training and professional development will continue to support teaching and learning throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
- Teachers will assess student learning needs to design and plan personalized learning pathways.
- Planning for interventions to be based on identified student gaps in knowledge.
- Continue using the Ohio Learning Standards as the basis for teaching and learning.
- Continuation of the PK-12 College & Career Academies of Akron transformation.