The Akron Public Schools are planning what you could call a "reboot" for the renovation of Buchtel High School.
And to turn the new Buchtel Community Learning Center into Akron's first "New Tech" high school, the district is making a major hiring push for about 125 positions...looking for staff members who grasp the revised concept and are enthusiastic about it.
The "New Tech" concept at Buchtel will start with 9th and 10th graders when the new CLC opens next fall. It's being touted as "21st century learning" - project based learning that helps students solve problems with the help of full technology.
"Re-imagining teaching and learning" is the phrase used by Buchtel principal Sonya Gordon to describe the new concept.
All current Buchtel High School and Perkins Middle School staffers will have to reapply to remain at the new Buchtel CLC, which will house grades seven through twelve.
The district says it'll give first consideration to district employees, and will only hire from the outside if enough qualified candidates can't be found within the district.
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