Akron Public Schools

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Philanthropic groups in Cleveland say LeBron James’ departure from the Cavs may have an impact on the success of the team, but his commitment to giving back to the community has rubbed off on his former organization. That includes support for local education initiatives.

LeBron James announced last week that he’ll take his NBA career out west, joining the L.A. Lakers in the 2018-2019 season, but in Northeast Ohio, James’ philanthropic endeavors will continue.

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EAST CLC

Akron Public Schools is going to benefit from a half million-dollar grant to better focus educational and support services for its students.

Key Bank is giving the grant to United Way of Summit County to coordinate the programs for the East Community Learning Center and the schools that feed into it. These include providing wraparound services for non-academic issues at elementary schools and creating a new financial technology learning lab at East CLC.

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 1:

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Akron singer-songwriter Angie Haze is collaborating with dozens of middle school students for a concert this weekend. The Bigger Picture Project aims to connect Akron’s music scene to the schools.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 19:

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