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The Stark Education Partnership - a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Stark County, Ohio - is a catalyst, engaging and collaborating with education, business, civic and community stakeholders to drive sustainable improvement and innovation to provide all students with education and career success.  

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Thank You Veterans / Purple Star Awards

Issues (May 22, 2020) Nine Greater Stark schools earned the Ohio Department of Education's 2019-20 Purple Star Award. The award recognizes military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.... 

Stark Plans Summer Education

Issues (May 15, 2020) This summer will be anything but usual. The stay at home order since mid-March has elevated anxieties about learning loss, “summer slide,”2 and children’s access to food across the community...

Put On YOUR Oxygen Mask First

Issues (May 8, 2020) As weeks of uncertainty and stress continue, adults are faced with school at home, work from home, layoffs, heightened family dynamics, and of course, fear of illness and loss...   

Educators and Students Adapt with New Skills

Issues (May 1, 2020) Education has shifted for everyone. Just a few months ago, most learning for Stark preschool through higher education was on a specific schedule in a school building...

‘Smart Stark’ Event to Offer Virtual Colleges Tour

The Repository (April 30, 2020) Stark County high school students and their parents can take a virtual college tour next week. Anyone who’s interested in learning more about college options can...

GlenOak Junior Wins ‘Stark Tank’

The Repository (April 30, 2020) Cloee Snyder invented the Vacc-U-Tree, a vacuum storage system for artificial trees. Cloee Snyder loves Christmas. This year, she had a problem. Her family couldn’t...

Stark County Rallies to Reach Those in Need

Issues (April 24, 2020) As schools, restaurants and other companies closed during this COVID-19 pandemic, families and businesses have been struggling to find solutions to food, rent...

Be a Hero in the Eyes of a Child

Issues (April 17, 2020) April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. First observed in 1983 through a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan, this month and throughout the year, we are...

Policy Updates for Stark Area Colleges and Universities

Information on local colleges and universities who have adjusted their admissions policies due to COVID-19

Number One Priority is Kids and Their Care

Issues (April 3, 2020) The value of the Stark County Educational Service Center (SCESC) cannot be overstated. During this extraordinarily unfamiliar time with COVID-19 school closings, the SCESC's...

An Update on COVID-19 Resources

Issues (March 30, 2020) In response to COVID-19, so many are coming together to stand on the front lines in support of our students and families. The Stark Education Partnership continues to gather information...

Stark County: A Village in Action

Issues (March 27, 2020) During this unprecedented time in our nation's history, the African proverb - "It takes a village" - is undeniably taking on a special meaning across the nation, our state and here in Stark County...

Wellness and Social Connection Resources

Patti Fetzer, Director of Prevention at the Stark County Educational Service Center offers a helpful list of "Ways to Use this Physical Distancing Time to Strengthen Our Health and Social Connections"

Stark County Food Pantries & Hot Meals

United Way and the 2-1-1 team put together a LARGE LIST of local food banks and hot meal providers. We'vebroken the list down into CENTRAL, EASTERN and WESTERN Stark County to make it easier to find assistance.

Supporting Children, Parents and Families - Fact Sheets and Education Resources

Issues (March 20, 2020) The recent coronavirus outbreak - COVID 19 - is proving to be stressful for adults and children alike as fear and anxiety about any disease can be overwhelming and a...


Recent Publications

Stark County's Significant Educational Progress - November 2016Updated December 2019 - Stark County's Significant Educational Progress

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


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