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UA students attend classes and teach elementary students at new I PROMISE School

More than 70 students from our LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education are attending UA classes and completing field experiences at the new I PROMISE School (IPS) in Akron this fall.


The public elementary school – which grew out of the foundation’s I PROMISE Program for at-risk students in Akron Public Schools (APS) – has designated one of its classrooms, called “Roo Town,” to be the home for select courses in our Early Childhood Inclusive Teacher Preparation Program in the Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies.

These courses require or offer field experiences at the I PROMISE School, allowing our students to observe, teach and mentor third- and fourth-grade pupils.

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Wed., Oct. 24 • 4:45 - 7:00 pm

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Join students, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens from diverse communities for a special town hall forum on the state of human rights in our community, country, and world.  Multiple perspectives and resources will be provided to better prepare participants to advance equity and human rights, both locally and globally.  Scheduled panelists include educators, civic leaders, and stakeholders in the local community.  More details to be announced soon.

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