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Sister Universities/Colleges

Akron Public Schools has established an unprecedented program, following the “Sister City” doctrine founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. The idea of a “Sister City” is well-established in the public eye and has an immediate positive perception that comes along with the idea of sharing ideas and best practices.

The concept of sister universities/colleges allows for the full integration and partnership of post-secondary institutions into our Akron Public Schools. The sister university/college partnership uses the strengths of the post-secondary institution to focus on curriculum, project-based learning experiences and support for college access. These partnerships will help to bring support and resources to APS students and help them navigate choices in both colleges and careers.

Read our frequently asked questions about sister colleges/universities.