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As non-native English speaking population grows, teachers find new ways to instruct students

Over the past five years, southwest Ohio has seen a 250 percent increase in its English Language Learner (ELL) population. Elementary teacher Erin Sucher has already adopted new ways to reach her students, and her job is going to get a little easier this year thanks to a $14.5 million grant for a program that will train teachers in new methods that enhance learning for all students.

My Soapbox: Eddy Kwon of The Happy Maladies

Six years as a band has given The Happy Maladies time to understand what works without losing their spontanaeity. Eddy Kwon, the band's violinist and vocalist, spoke with Soapbox about the band's current endeavors to support their new LP and collaborative project, "Must Love Cats."


Covington's Shotgun Row Rehab

The Center for Great Neighborhoods continues building on 38 years of creative placemaking in Covington through its newest development called Shotgun Row. Check out this new video by local filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood to find out more about the project.
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Cincinnati was named the state's Hub of Innovation and Opportunity in Consumer Marketing as part of a state initiative to reinvigorate Ohio's economy by recognizing regional strengths. And it's no wonder: With brand powerhouse Procter & Gamble headquartered downtown, Cincinnati has long been home to some of the world's best known consumer brands. Don't forget Kroger, Macy's and Luxottica Retail, which have corporate HQs in the Queen City. Those and other big consumer brands are supported by a host of creative businesses who specialize in everything from marketing to packaging to consumer feedback, including LPK, Possible, dunnhumbyUSA, Ipsos and Nielsen.


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In 1894, Ludlow was home to the Lagoon Amusement Park, which featured carnival rides and similar attractions. Today it's home to Circus Silly Willy, where kids can learn "theatrical clowning." Located between Covington and Bromley, Ludlow has bridged eras in other ways. It has housing that runs from things as modern as hillside condos ("River's Breeze") to as historic as the dodecagon. The latter is a 12-sided home, and Ludlow's is known as the Latta House. It was built in 1900 by the son of the inventor of the first steam fire engine in the U.S.