Akron Public Schools and some of its community partners are teaming up to bolster the support by engaging more and more families in their children’s education. Family participation has been found to be a key a ingredient in student proficiency and excellence. Without family support, many students can and often do struggle.
Greenleaf Family Center has partnered with Akron Public Schools (APS) as its sponsor for the “Helping Students Succeed” fundraising event Friday, October 21, 2016, at St. George Family Center in Akron, Ohio.
The event is open to the public and benefits the APS programs that keep parents engaged with their children’s education.
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By Dorothy Markulis
The ubiquitous backpack
It is truly everywhere. Children trudge home from school toting them with a heavy load of items – books, clothes, games and other useful items.
But for some in four community learning centers in Akron, the backpack is a lifeline, saving the elementary students from hunger. Continue reading
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