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January 27, 2017
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Ohio's Winning Stark STEM Team onto Nationals
Congratulations to the State of Ohio's STEM team champions made up of 34 Oakwood Middle School (Plain Local) students. The "Future City" team received awards for Best Use of Recreation, Best Architectural Model, and Best Innovative Solutions for Water and Waste Water. The team will now move onto the Nationals held in Washington D.C. in February.     
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More Stark County Residents Pursue
Higher Education

At all levels, educators and institutions of learning continue to collaborate to find innovative ways that connect Stark County residents to higher educational opportunities. The most recent release of the U.S. Census Bureau's five-year American Community Survey estimates shows that more Stark County residents are pursuing higher education. The proportion of Stark County's population of 25 years and older who has earned college credit or a higher educational degree[1] increased by 4.6% from 2010 to 2015.

This increase comes at a pivotal time for the state. Not only will having higher levels of education boost a person's earnings over their lifetime, but it will become more important to finding a job. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, 64% of Ohio's workforce will require postsecondary education by 2020.[2]

[1] Including some college credit, associate degree, bachelor's degree and graduate or professional degrees.
[2] Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce. Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020. June 2013. The 64% figure includes not only jobs needing postsecondary certificates or higher, but also jobs requiring "some college."
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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.  

Questions or comments? Email or call 330-452-0829. Visit our website at
Stark Education Partnership, 400 Market Avenue North - Suite B, Canton, OH 44702
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