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Quality preschool key to lifelong success

Studies show that two years in a quality preschool can have an enormous impact on a child’s life trajectory — more than interventions at any other stage — but few families can afford it. Preschool Promise is a program aimed at closing that gap, and a new pilot program shows how universal access to quality preschool can work.

Alleys become pathways to urban revitalization

From Seattle to Cincinnati to Washington D.C., alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.

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."

25 most iconic Cincy companies captured in video

Starting with Graeter's, local animation firm Flaming Medusa Studios will tell the stories of 25 celebrated Cincinnati companies in its new series of animated videos, dubbed the Queen City Chronicles.
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Cincinnati Videos

Over the Rhine and Cincinnati Ballet team up for season finale

Hometown music duo Over the Rhine, who got their start while living in their namesake neighborhood 25 years ago, are teaming up with the Cincinnati Ballet this weekend to close out its 2013-2014 season. Check out their fun teaser video, which follows two dancers through the streets of Cincinnati with Over the Rhine's music as a backdrop.

A night out in Brighton with Soapbox

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler captured his night out in Brighton last weekend, making the rounds at Live-In Gallery, Semantics Gallery and Rakes End, which celebrated the two-year anniversary of its monthly FOGGER event.

Cincinnati State: Happy to Be Great!

This uplifting video produced by the students, faculty and staff of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College to the tune of Parrell Williams' "Happy" shows off the university's infectious pride across the campus.

CoSign 2013

With their sights set on critical mass and creating the impact needed to make a project like CoSign a truly replicable process, the minds at the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile/US Bank Foundation and the American Sign Museum decided they had a job to finish in Northside. A second installation of nine additional signs was once again introduced on Black Friday of 2013 to the already existing signage from 2012’s first ever CoSign initiative. And, boy, did it leave a mark.

Watch handpainted mural for new OTR beer shop come to life

Check out the process from start to finish as Neltner Small Batch creates a 14-by-24-foot handpainted mural for HalfCut, a new craft beer carry-out opening in Over-the-Rhine this month.
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