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Stark Education Partnership, 2019
In 2005, the percentage of Canton City's young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. In addition, only 12.5% of its adults had earned a bachelor's degree or higher, and 81% of its students were in poverty. Canton's poorest neighborhoods needed a compelling example that college was possible. In response, the Canton City School…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), High School Students, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation
Stark Education Partnership, 2018
In 2005, the percentage of Canton City (Ohio) young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. In addition, only 12.5% of its adults had earned a bachelor's degree or higher, and 81% of its students were in poverty. To increase the college population among Canton's poorest neighborhoods, the Canton City School District, Stark State…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education
Stark Education Partnership, 2018
Artful Living and Learning is an early childhood educational program based on research that shows an association between improved academic achievement and creativity through immersion in the fine arts in preschool classrooms. The Artful Living and Learning program improves the school readiness of all children -- particularly those who are under…
Descriptors: Art Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Academic Achievement
Stark Education Partnership, 2018
Early childhood is a time of extensive development in the brain and many of the body's biological systems that are critical for health. Learning and development during these early years can have a critical impact on future educational attainment, which is an important determinant of health. There are also other important aspects of early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality, Child Development
Stark Education Partnership, 2018
Within the context of this paper, a balanced, or year-round, school year calendar is not one that necessarily increases either the length or number of school days. It is one that provides for "more continuous learning" by dividing up the traditional summer break into shorter intersessions during the year. It might seem to be a…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, Extended School Year, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Stark Education Partnership, 2017
In 2005, when the Canton City School District, Stark State College, the Canton Professional Educators Association, and the Stark Education Partnership came to together to establish Timken Early College High School (TECHS), the percentage of young adults in Canton, Ohio with some college or an associate degree was 33%. By TECHS's tenth year of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Acceleration (Education), High School Graduates
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
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