Advocate. Broker. Convener. Educator. Researcher.

The Stark Education Partnership, Inc., is a 501(c)-3 non-profit education reform support organization in Stark County, Ohio crossing the lines of 17 public school districts. The Partnership collaborates with educators, business, community and civic leaders to create and respond to opportunities that will add substantial and measurable value to education.

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Degree Progress in Canton-Massillon Area

Issues (May 20, 2016) According to a Pew Research Center study comparing data from the Census Bureau (2000) and the American Community Survey (ACS) in 2014, the middle class in the Canton-Massillon area - along with 80%...

Nation's High School Graduation Rate at an All-Time High...but Not Yet On Track for 90% Goal

Issues (May 13, 2016) The nation's on-time high school graduation rate hit an all-time high of 82.3% for the class of 2014. Yet, despite a decade-long upward trend, for the first time in four years, the country is not on track to...

ISSUES Enters Its Second Decade of Publication

Issues (May 6, 2016) We are pleased to send you this first edition of "Looking at the Issues." It was 2006 and the Stark Education Partnership had just introduced this communication tool to keep the community informed about...

Canton Ahead of the Curve with Middle School Reform

Issues (April 29, 2016) When it comes to education reform, middle schools are often overlooked. Sometimes it seems that all the attention goes to high schools and elementary schools. "Best middle school rankings"...


Recent Publications & Videos

SPARK Yearr 2 ReportSPARK RttT: Year 2 Fidelity and Implementation

An evaluation presented to the Early Childhood Resource Center documenting fidelity and implementation related to the expansion of Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) under Ohio’s Race to the Top (RttT) Early Learning Challenge. Download the PDF »


Continued ProofUpdated February 2016 - Stark County's Significant Educational Progress

Brief pamphlet updating the results on several major drivers of Stark's educational progress. Download the PDF »


Continued ProofContinued Proof

A report on the first seven graduating classes of Canton Early College High School. Download the PDF »



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