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August 30, 2013
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Plain Local Launches
New Campaign 

The Plain Local School District launched a new campaign, Destination Plain, that highlights the excellent work being done in the district by their teachers, students, staff, administration and community partners.  


The goal of the campaign is to attract new families to the Plain Local School District while fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment among those that live, work, play and call Plain Local home.   


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When it Comes to College, Stark Graduates Stay Close to Home


87% Stark Grads Enroll in Local Colleges When it comes to college, Stark County high school graduates are homebodies according to records on nearly 10,000 students in the National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker System.[1]  


Thirty percent of all college-going students enroll either at Kent Main or Kent Stark, The next most popular college destination is Stark State with 23%. Twenty percent enroll at the University of Akron and Stark's private universities of Malone, Mount Union and Walsh attract 14% bringing to 87% the percentage of high school graduates who stay in the region to go to college.


Student Tracker looks at college enrollment patterns for the Canton City Schools since 2005 and all other districts from 2009 through the spring of 2013. The system, which enables school districts to monitor the college outcomes of their graduates, first went into county-wide use in 2008 with a grant from TG through the Stark Education Partnership.


The most popular college destination outside of the region is The Ohio State University which draws nine percent of Stark's college enrollees.

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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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