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Looking at the Issues Newsletter

Updating SEP's Impact – New Partners and New Team Members

Issues (September 15, 2023) – As Stark Education Partnership (SEP) resumes our publication of Issues, we are excited to provide several bits of information that will work together to positively impact our Stark County community by accelerating career-connected learning for students...

Making an Impact: Stark Education Partnership’s Year in Review 

Issues (June 16, 2023) – Stark Education Partnership (SEP) began the process of shifting its focus last spring to reflect the combined needs of local students and workforce. With the guiding vision of building generations of successful individuals who fulfill their career potential and grow their roots locally...

Stark Tank leaves a lasting impact on Sharks, Teachers, and Students

Issues (June 2, 2023) – Stark Tank is an entrepreneurial challenge modeled after the television show Shark Tank. Our Stark area program – in its 4th year – is made possible through the generous support of local entrepreneurs and is coordinated by the Stark Education Partnership. Additional support is also...

College, Work, or the Military - Where Do Students Go After High School?

Issues (May 19, 2023) – High school graduation season is upon us, and the graduating seniors are moving quickly into the next exciting – and sometimes uncertain – phase of life. For most, the big decision is whether to attend a college or university, start working immediately, or enter the military. Each...

In-Demand Jobs: Statewide & Locally

Issues (May 5, 2023) – Stark Education Partnership celebrates In-Demand Jobs Week! Hosted by the State of Ohio and local workforce organizations, this annual celebration promotes fast-growing, societally essential career fields. Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted are connecting Ohioans...

Engaging Youth in Entrepreneurship

Issues (April 21, 2023) – The Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) was formed in 2008 as a volunteer organization by Will Dent, Bob Fisher, and Mel Gravely for minority businesses to network and discuss business opportunities and challenges. Today, with over 300 member...

Stark’s High Demand Job Sectors Abound in Opportunity

Issues (April 7, 2023) – Ohio is a hotbed for corporate innovation and economic vitality. It’s true! With its momentous groundbreaking in February 2023, the new Intel facility to be built in Licking County promises jobs for upwards of 3,000 employees – engineers, technicians, and other administrative positions...

Empowering Stark's Students: The Impact of AmeriCorps College and Career Guides

Issues (March 24, 2023) – This year, Stark Education Partnership is the host site for three AmeriCorps College and Career Guides – placed in Alliance, Canton, and Massillon high schools. The program puts recent college graduates into urban schools as "near-peers" to help students prepare for a successful...

Videos Show Students Real-World Connections to Local Career Opportunities

Issues (March 10, 2023) – Are You Aware of What's Available in Stark County? As adults, how many times have you driven by a business and thought, “I wonder what they do?” Our lack of awareness is likely the result of a busy schedule preventing us from searching out the information and the fact that...

Planning for Our Student's Future

Issues (February 24, 2023) – Tom Botzman, a Familiar Face. After thirty-two years of service as a college professor, vice president for business, and president for nine years at two universities, I decided to retire from full-time work in 2022. It was a privilege to be a part of educating students for so...

Looking for Key Data on Stark Students?

Issues (February 10, 2023) – Stark Education Partnership (SEP) is currently engaged in career connected learning with the goals of positively impacting students’ career potential and planning, as well as influencing graduates to remain in Stark County. While our focused work centers on middle and high...

Teens, Cellphones, and Social Media

Issues (January 27, 2023) – As Stark Education Partnership shifted focus over the past year to career connected learning, we had the opportunity to hear from both school and business employees. While connecting local education and workforce entities, we consistently heard about the lack of social and life skills...

Local Businesses Partner with Schools to Offer Career-Connected Experiences

Issues (January 6, 2023) – Stark Education Partnership (SEP) is poised and ready to support Stark County schools and businesses as they collaborate to engage students in quality work-based learning experiences – and it begins this semester! Students in Alliance City, Marlington Local, Osnaburg Local, Tuslaw...

In the News

Heart of Stark: Stark County’s new career guided learning initiative

The Repository (January 16, 2023) – Students throughout Stark County will experience a new type of learning curriculum this year as Stark Education Partnership (SEP) kicks off...

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Looking at the Issues Newsletter

In the News


Looking at the Issues Newsletter

In the News

(November 26, 2021) – What Are We Thankful For?

(November 12, 2021) – AmeriCorps College Guides Prepare Stark's Students...

(October 29, 2021) – Giving Back to Stark County, the Community that Gave...

(September 21, 2021) – Meet Equity Expert, Principal Baruti Kafele

(August 11, 2021) – Dr. John Richard to be New SEP President

(May 28, 2021) – Thank You Heroes!

(May 21, 2021) – The Courage to Innovate

(May 14, 2021) – Greater Stark County Stops Admiring the Problem...

(May 7, 2021) – Research Supports Major Shift Needed in Early Education

(April 30, 2021) – Embracing Strategies to Close the Workforce Gap in Ohio...

(April 23, 2021) – Stark Entrepreneurs Invest in Student Innovations

(April 16, 2021) – Showcasing Stark Students' Milestone Data

(April 9, 2021) – ODE Approves FAFSA Grant for Stark County

(April 2, 2021) – Happy Spring

(March 19, 2021) – Stark’s Sharks Search for Stars

(March 12, 2021) – Students Win with Kindness

(March 5, 2021) – Oh What a Year!

(February 26, 2021) – Innovation Required to Close Pandemic Learning...

(February 19, 2021) – Free Kid CARE Kits Provide Families and Caregivers...

(February 12, 2021) –COVID's Impact Reflected in Student Data

(February 5, 2021) – Filing a FAFSA Pays Dividends

(January 29, 2021) – Kindness Brings the Community Together

(January 22, 2021) – Belonging is a Key Factor in School Success...

(January 15, 2021) – Grant Available to Address Stark's Child Poverty

(January 8, 2021) – The Increasing Necessity of Adaptability


Looking at the Issues Newsletter

In the News

(December 4, 2020) – Helping Kids Deal with Trauma & Stress

(November 25, 2020) – Thankful for ALL of Our Partners

(November 20, 2020) – College "Comebackers" Say I’m Ready, and I Can Do It!

(November 13, 2020) – Educators and Students Reimagined Ways to Honor...

(November 6, 2020) – In Stark County, Relationships Matter

(October 30, 2020) – Greater Stark County Schools Reopen with Significant...

(October 23, 2020) – Champions Connect Remote Learners

(October 16, 2020) – Strengthening Stark Creates Virtual Job Fair

(October 9, 2020) – Empowering Students to Change Health Outcomes... 

(October 2, 2020) – Innovative Early Education Approach Promotes Lifelong Learning

(September 25, 2020) – Class of 2020 Finishes the Year Strong

(September 18, 2020) – TomTod Engages Middle School Students in Work & Life...

(September 11, 2020) – Adults Restart College and Upskill Stark County

(September 4, 2020) – Stark Education Partnership Sponsors 10th Cadre of College... 

(August 28, 2020) – Stark County Collaborates for Connectivity

(August 21, 2020) – Stark Awarded $918,750 to Impact Literacy

(May 22, 2020) – Thank You Veterans / Purple Star Awards

(May 15, 2020) – Stark Plans Summer Education 

(May 8, 2020) – Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

(May 1, 2020) – Educators and Students Adapt with New Skills

(April 24, 2020) – Stark County Rallies to Reach Those in Need

(April 17, 2020) – Be a Hero in the Eyes of a Child

(April 3, 2020) – Number One Priority is Kids and Their Care

(March 30, 2020) – An Update on COVID Resources

(March 27, 2020) – Stark County: A Village in Action

(March 20, 2020) – Supporting Children, Parents and Families - Fact Sheets and... 

(March 13, 2020) – The Joyful Learning Culture at Accelerating Innovative Minds

(March 6, 2020) – TomTod Equips Middle School Students to Impact Their... 

(February 28, 2020) – Three-Strategy Framework Tackles Youth Unemployment

(February 21, 2020) – Student Art Pop-Up Reflects Beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(February 14, 2020) – Intergenerational Program Connects Preschoolers and Seniors

(February 7, 2020) – Innovation: Resources, Networks and Model  Schools

(January 31, 2020) – Innovation: Connecting to Our International Thought Partners

​(January 24, 2020) – Staying on the Innovative Edge

(January 17, 2020) – Want to Strengthen Stark? Start with Our Youngest Citizens

​(January 10, 2020) – Stark Bullying Prevention Program Shows Positive Impacts...

‘Smart Stark’ Event to Offer Virtual
Colleges Tour

The Repository (April 30, 2020) 


GlenOak Junior Wins ‘Stark Tank

The Repository (April 30, 2020) 

Virtual ’Stark Tank’ event set for April 29

The Repository (April 16, 2020) 


East Canton game night plan wins
‘Stark Tank’

The Repository (February 13, 2020)

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