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Dual enrollment makes college more affordable by giving kids a head start

University tuition just got a little bit cheaper. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high schools have partnered with local colleges to offer broad catalogues of free and reduced-cost dual enrollment courses to high school juniors and seniors.

Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.

How technology, health care and community partnerships are transforming local education

As the evolution of culture and society influence learning, the way forward for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky public schools is through creative thinking about where to form partnerships and how to steer trends.

New brew in town: Party Source expansion taps into region's passion for beer

From growlers of fresh beer made to last for a month to Skype tasting sessions with the nation's top brewers, the new Party Source Campus is custom designed to offer expansive exposure to American artisanal spirits.

Hansbauer sees Findlay as haven for food entrepreneurs

Joe Hansbauer, a serial nonprofit entrepreneur and Cincinnati native, looks forward to expanding Findlay Market's impact in the city and the region in his new role as president and CEO of the Corporation for Findlay Market.

New sounds in Newport: Local music scene gets a reboot

When the Southgate House closed its doors last New Year’s Eve, Newport, Kentucky, lost one of the region’s premier music venues. Over the last several months, two new music destinations have developed in its place. Soapbox takes a look at how the show goes on at the new Thompson House and the Southgate House Revival.

Entrepreneurs on a roll: Food trucks navigate complex elements

In Cincinnati’s gritty food truck subculture, there are few avenues of support and even fewer guarantees. Tom Acito of Cafe de Wheels and his food truck brethren have chips on their shoulders, real skin in the game and a cult-like following.


My Soapbox: Jack Heekin, co-founder, Unplugged

A bicycle built for 15 hits the streets of downtown Cincinnati next month -- Soapbox gets the scoop from Pedal Wagon pusher and Unplugged co-founder Jack Heekin.

Time to tweducate

Urban school teachers have a daily impact on our most important community assets -- our children. When they succeed, we all succeed. Today marks the launch of Together We Educate, tweducate.org, a website dedicated to attracting, supporting and retaining the best and brightest teachers to work, live and grow in Greater Cincinnati.

Social Innovation Fund charts course from cradle to career

As grade-schoolers play in the "Energy Zone" filled with bright-colored balls at the Duke Energy Children's Museum, they learn about simple machines the fun way. Training teachers to guide students through field-trip science activities expands the reach, and impact, of every lesson. At Cincinnati's Social Innovation Fund, which supports a wide range of educational programs including teacher training, creating lasting learning makes for measurable successes.  


Mural, mural, on the wall

From an homage to Frank Duveneck to an original C.F. Payne to the spoils of a TED prize, MuralWorks by ArtWorks brightens more than city walls.We tour of a few of the finest with Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler.

Drawn together

Independent comic book store owners in Greater Cincinnati are in the business of sharing their passion with the masses. In the age of e-readers and iPads, they satisfy die-hard fans and cultivate new ones by nurturing a sense of community.

Hot wax: Crate-digging culture in Cincinnati

For record collectors, aka crate-diggers, rare is in the eye of the beholder. Local vinyl vendors supply an endless stream of music for locals and out-of-town customers who stop in Cincinnati in search of buried, or in this case, dust-covered, treasure. For devotees, records carry tangible, distinctive personalities. An old price tag still glued to the shrink-wrap reveals where the record originated; the cover art on the jacket tells its own story. At Another Part of the Forest in Over-the-Rhine, Mike Markiewicz carries a little bit of everything, from King Records' classics to soundtracks from Sesame Street. This week, Soapbox takes a spin.
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