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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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Building Brains with Language Nutrition

Issues (May 17, 2019) ...Talk First Stark - one of the subcommittees from the Great Start for Great Futures Coalition[1] - is a Stark County strategy geared towards families with children from prenatal to age 3. The initiative promotes...

The Drive for Purposeful Work: A New Way for Stark to Look at Career Pathways

Issues (May 10, 2019) ...[A] focus on helping students find purpose in work is a powerful way of developing in students the kind of agency and adaptability they need to thrive in today's world. The world of work is evolving...

Commentary: ‘Stopped-Out’ Students Need Hand Up

The Repository (May 7, 2019) Completing a college degree or a credential program isn’t only a smart decision, it also can profoundly and permanently change lives for the better and pave the way to the middle class...

No Small Matter: The Return on Investment  for Early Education

Issues (May 3, 2019) Recently, many Stark County community leaders participated in the screening of the film -  No Small Matter - hosted by the Great Start for Great Futures Coalition. This feature documentary confronts...

Don't Stop Short - Reconnecting to College

Issues (April 26, 2019) Strengthening Stark: A Call for Economic Transformation has identified the need to educate and "upskill" adults in Stark County. "By 2020, nearly two-thirds of all jobs are projected to require...

Recent Publications

Decade of Proof

An evaluation of the first ten graduating
classes of Timken Early College High School.
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Stark County's Significant Educational Progress - November 2016Alternative Means to Show Student Growth
and Learning

A white paper on open badges and other systems. Download the PDF »


Stark County's Significant Educational Progress - November 2016Never Too Early

A white paper on the importance of high-quality early education and care. Download the PDF »


Stark County's Significant Educational Progress - November 2016Using a Balanced School Year to Improve Student Achievement

A white paper regarding balanced, or year-round, school calendars. Download the PDF »


Stark County's Significant Educational Progress - November 2016Updated September 2018 - Stark County's Significant Educational Progress

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










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