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Grossman, Liz; Purses, Teresa; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly; Ughrin, Christina – Stark Education Partnership, 2016
Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) is a school readiness program for children ages three to five that assists families with preparing their children for kindergarten in the areas of reading, language, and social skills. Program completion is determined by the presentation and facilitation of a minimum of eight lessons taught…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Stark Education Partnership, 2015
This study, with funding from the Jennings Foundation, sought to answer the following broad research question: Do facilitated online dual credit courses result in deep learning? The answer to this question is key to addressing barriers many students face in bridging from high school to college. This report includes a descriptive case study that…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Online Courses, Learning, Case Studies
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly J.; Ughrin, Tina – Stark Education Partnership, 2014
This is the eighth annual report by the Stark Education Partnership on dual enrollment and other post secondary opportunities (PSOs) for the county's high school students. In addition to dual enrollment, this report looks at a portfolio of the county's PSOs that includes Canton Early College High School, and the opportunity to bank future college…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Postsecondary Education, High School Students
Rochford, Joseph A. – Stark Education Partnership, 2014
In 2005, when the Canton City Schools (CCS), Stark State College (SSC), the Canton Professional Educators Association (CPEA), and the Stark Education Partnership (SEP) came together to establish Canton's Early College High School (CECHS), the percentage of the city's young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. CECHS affords…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), College Preparation
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly – Stark Education Partnership, 2014
Developed in 2003 by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, "Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids" ("SPARK Ohio") is a family-centered kindergarten readiness program that works with families, schools, and the community. From its initial sites in Stark County, "SPARK…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Rochford, Joseph A. – Stark Education Partnership, 2011
Early College High Schools are unique, almost counter intuitive, creations. By design, they are to enable low income, minority, and even low performing students to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college or an Associate Degree simultaneously. In order for this to happen youth, often as young as 14 or 15 years of age, must begin…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, High Schools, Sustainability, Low Income
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly J. – Stark Education Partnership, 2011
In 2002, the Stark County Preschool through College (P-16) Compact set the goal of achieving an 80% college going rate. Such a goal seemed both audacious and daunting for a community where in 2001 only 17.9% of the adults held a Bachelor's Degree, or higher, and where only 49% of all high school graduates went directly to college. Nine years have…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), High Schools, Graduation Rate, Disadvantaged Youth
Stark Education Partnership, 2011
This document represents the findings of the Greater Akron and Canton Regional Chambers of Commerce under an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Development Graduate Retention Initiative (GRI) Planning Grant. The document also includes a proposal for the implementation phase of the initiative with a geographic scope…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Brain Drain, Labor Force Development, State Programs
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele – Stark Education Partnership, 2010
During the 2009-10 academic year, 1,444 8th grade students in the Canton City, Plain and Marlington Local School Districts (hereafter called Stark students) took the EXPLORE Test as part of a pilot project, "Ready to Go: Increasing Eighth Grade Readiness," sponsored by the Stark Education Partnership with funding from the Ohio College…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pilot Projects, Familiarity, Academic Achievement
Rochford, Joseph A. – Stark Education Partnership, 2010
In 2005, the Canton City Schools (CCS), Stark College of Technology (SSCT), Canton Professional Educators Association (CPEA) and the Stark Education Partnership (SEP) came together to found Canton's Early College High School (CECHS). The goal of CECHS is to allow students an opportunity to earn both a diploma and an Associate Degree during their…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Credits, Associate Degrees, Acceleration (Education)
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly J. – Stark Education Partnership, 2010
High school based dual credit (HSBDC) is a course offered through a collaborative agreement between an institution of higher education and a school district. A student may earn both high school and college credit in an HSBDC course taught by a high school teacher who qualifies to become a college adjunct on a high school campus. The growth of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Counties, School Districts
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele – Stark Education Partnership, 2009
This impact evaluation looks at three years of growth for "high school-based dual credit" courses exclusive of Canton's Early College High School in Stark and Wayne Counties. As "high school based dual credit" is increasingly implemented in low wealth and urban districts, accompanied by an increase in high school teachers…
Descriptors: High Schools, Counties, Secondary School Teachers, Dual Enrollment
Stark Education Partnership, 2008
Much more work--and better results--will be needed before Stark County's future vision for its schools and communities is realized. And Stark County's education stakeholders are committed to completing this journey. But at this critical juncture in the state of Ohio's efforts to improve the performance of its schools and the students they serve,…
Descriptors: Legislators, Educational Change, State Legislation, Statewide Planning
Rochford, Joseph A.; Gelb, Adele – Stark Education Partnership, 2007
In Ohio, and in Stark, Wayne and Columbiana County communities, there is a growing realization that students must not only complete high school but also pursue some form of postsecondary education to be successful in the workplace of today and tomorrow. Since 1989, there has been a program for students presenting the opportunity of taking college…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Credits, Counties, Secondary Education
O'Neill, Adrienne – Stark Education Partnership, 2007
Fred Blosser, Superintendent of Massillon City Schools, asked Adrienne O'Neill, Ed.D., President of the Stark Education Partnership, to conduct a study of curriculum, instruction, and professional development in the Massillon City Schools. A white paper was requested that would contain a critical analysis of curriculum, instruction, professional…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Curriculum, Instruction, Faculty Development
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