New Website to Support Education in Northeastern Ohio

Youngstown, OH – The Turning Foundation in collaboration with the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education is launching a new website focused on connecting the public with Northeastern Ohio education. The Education Partnership Network (EPN) was created to connect businesses, educators, students, families and community members mainly in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. The goal is to bring together today’s key education stakeholders to help build tomorrow’s successful workforce.

John Wilson, Director of the Turning Foundation elaborates, “The idea is simple; to develop a space where conversations can take place, resources can be shared, needs can be identified and met, and success is celebrated.”

This alignment also parallels efforts of the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education. A four-county geographic focus does not prevent expanding the conversation to state and national levels, but EPN will initially connect with local communities. Stephanie Shaw, P-16’s Director adds, “There are so many good things going on locally that we need to highlight. There are resources, ideas, and needs that should be shared. We want to connect the four-county area to begin supporting each other, all around educating our children.”

Website access and registration is open to the public. Participants are asked to celebrate successes and shine the spotlight on collaborative partnerships among stakeholders. Individuals can even share local information by posting on a website calendar of events. The website was designed with input from educators, business representatives and parents from the four-county area.

EPN is a result of a collaborative effort with initial financial support from Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Turning Technologies and The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Education Partnership Network can be found at

Turning Technologies creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, an estimated six million ResponseCard keypads have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies’ solutions can be found at

Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the student response industry, established the Turning Foundation in 2009 as separate non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the foundation is… “To seek, secure and distribute resources in support of improving educational opportunities and student achievement in K-16 settings and enhancing community well-being.” We hope to help facilitate the connections between education and community well-being, here in the greater Mahoning Valley and nationally.

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