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A story of friendship and community more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Summit DD believes that all children should have access to quality, inclusive child care. Their Community Partnership for Inclusion (CPI) program supports a variety of childcare options across Summit County. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Leaving college and entering the workforce can be tough for anyone, but Elizabeth, who has Down Syndrome, wasn’t going to leave anything to chance. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADM Board) system of services provides opportunities for recovery and hope for a better life. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Summit County has a rich history of supporting adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and connecting them with the services needed to lead happy, satisfying lives. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, connects individuals with developmental disabilities to supports for living a healthy and satisfying life. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Meet Joey. This energetic, fun-loving five-year-old has a smile that can melt your heart and a swagger that tells you he’s going places. Joey’s parents, Tom and Jennifer Towell, call him their super hero. more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Executive Director of the International Institute of Akron more

Sep 6, 2016 10:21 AM Education

Combining the practical with passion gives MBA programs more punch more

Sep 1, 2016 4:29 PM Education

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illustration by Cait Jones

Investments are long-term commitments that almost force a leap of faith. They require patience, determination to see the plan through and, most importantly, trust in the professional managing your money. more

Aug 26, 2016 11:51 AM Education

Kids and Moving Parts

I still managed — while in the throes of meal preparation — to squeeze in thoughts of my 22,000 students and their futures. What could possibly make cooking a huge, complicated meal analogous to my work as superintendent of Akron Public Schools?

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Two of our local schools’ outstanding educators

  • The Gamut: Little Voice

    My quiet condition used to really bother me, but in recent years, I’ve come to accept some things about myself that younger me worried over, my voice among them.

    Aug 23, 2016

  • Jazz at Jilly's 6/22/16

    Thanks to all who came out to our Jazz at Jilly's Event at Jilly's Music Room.

    Jun 24, 2016

  • The Business of Busyness

    I am a creature of habit. I suppose we all are, but my tendency to cling to repetitive action is, as far as I can tell, slightly more pronounced than the average Joe's. At times in my life, this character trait has been diagnosed as a "disorder."

    Apr 22, 2016