Election Day and the chaos it brings has
just barely passed, but community leaders and educators haven’t wasted
any time in getting a head start on pushing to put a funding initiative
for city-wide universal preschool on next year’s ballot.
While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are
showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data
reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their
counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
Rejoining society once you have a felony conviction on your record can be a smothering burden. From diminished job opportunities to housing problems and other legal entanglements, it can be a disheartening struggle, one that can lead to disenfranchisement and apathy. With one group of ex-felons taking the lead, though, that's changing locally.
With the first phase of construction on The Banks winding down in June, Cincinnati and Hamilton County leaders are happy with the way the $800 million project is finally starting to take shape along downtown’s riverfront. One local watchdog group, though, is decidedly unhappy about how The Banks is shaping the local workforce.