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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."

My Soapbox: Artist and musician Dylan Speeg

Dylan Speeg's illustration style has been compared with Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, while his music is a glamorous mixture of Delta Blues and Django Reinhardt. Find out what keeps this hardworking artist moving.

Original Soapbox series tells story of what's reshaping Cincinnati's neighborhoods

If you missed one of the community profiles featured in our Hot 'Hoods series, here's your chance to find out more about the five neighborhoods set to flourish in 2014. You might be surprised by our picks.

Hot 'Hoods: Covington

This week we continue our spotlight on neighborhoods that are poised for growth in 2014. We asked key community members from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to share their insights on how they expect their communities to develop this year.

MLK Ph.D. program fuels 21st century activism

This week, students and scholars from around the country will meet in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for Union Institute & University's MLK studies residency.

Cincinnati's Minority Business Accelerator is model for economic inclusion

With a decade of helping minority-owned businesses flourish under its belt, Cincinnati's Minority Business Accelerator is now serving as a model for other chambers of commerce across the country.

#GivingTuesday: How to join in today's national celebration locally

There were more days than ever to kick off the holiday shopping season this year, but there’s another movement at work—#GivingTuesday—which encourages individuals to take the same fervor they have for Black Friday, and apply it to giving.  

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.

Cincinnati to host forum on the future of urban life

Future Cities; Livable Futures is a free symposium taking place at the Contemporary Arts Center in November. The event will bring world-renowned visionaries to Cincinnati to provoke critical thinking about the future of urban development within an accessible, public forum.

OTR A.D.O.P.T. takes matchmaking approach to preserving properties

Nonprofit OTR A.D.O.P.T. matches deteriorating historical buildings with individuals and small developers committed to preserving and enriching the historical fabric of Over-the-Rhine.

Playhouse artistic associate chronicles Cincinnati's King Records in new play

KJ Sanchez, founder and CEO of American Records and current artistic associate at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, has spent years finding valuable stories that chronicle our time. Her most recent work tells the story of Cincinnati's King Records.

Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods

As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.

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