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November 8, 2013
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Musical Memories at Malone Open to Public 

Malone University will be celebrating the 5oth anniversary of its theater program by presenting Malone Musical Memories on November 22-23 in the Performing Arts Hall within Founders Hall. Curtain time is 8 p.m. both evenings. The program is free and open to the public.



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Alliance and Canton Help Field Test State's New Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)


The Alliance and Canton City Schools will help field test the new Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) targeted to replace Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy (KRA-L) in the fall of 2014.


First mandated in 2007 for all students entering kindergarten, the KRA-L was designed to help teachers assess early reading skills. The new KEA will assess kindergarten readiness skills in seven different domains, including social-emotional and physical/motor development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, and the arts. It will also serve as part of a larger Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS)[1] which will include formative assessments for children ages 36-72 months.


EC-CAS is the result of a partnership between Ohio and Maryland that began in December 2011, when both states were awarded Race To The Top - Early Learning Challenge Grants to revise their kindergarten entry assessments and develop Pre-K and Kindergarten formative assessments. KEA field testing will take place in multiple kindergartens across both states through December when schools break for the Christmas holiday.

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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.

Questions or comments? Email aoneill@edpartner.org or call 330-452-0829. Visit our website at http://www.edpartner.org