Two-Generation Project Earns New Funding and National Talent Hub Designation

Two-Generation Project Earns New Funding and National Talent Hub Designation

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Cincinnati Preschool Promise

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The Vigorous Virtues

David Brooks addresses the issue of national decline in his September 1, 2011 New York Times Op-Ed, "The Vigorous Virtues."

He asks, "is America on the way down, and, if so, what can be done about it?" Brooks then analyzes the roles of government, particular political figures, and education in restoring "the vigorous virtues" of America.

"In the first place, there is the need to rebuild America’s human capital. The United States became the wealthiest nation on earth primarily because Americans were the best educated. [...] more about The Vigorous Virtues

In Honor of Teachers

On September 2, 2011 The New York Times published a thought-piece by Charles M. Blow, celebrating teachers just in time for the back-to-school season. Blow addresses Americans' perceptions of teachers, the sometimes startling statistics within the teaching profession (i.e. nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years), and acknowledges the many out-of-school factors that weigh heavily on performance, "like growing child poverty, hunger, homelessness, home and neighborhood instability, adult role-modeling and parental pressure and expectations." [...] more about In Honor of Teachers

Holmes High Hopes to Give Students a Career, Future Along with a Degree

On Monday, Covington's Holmes High School begins a new effort. "Holmes 180" is a turn-around program that aims to get students  ready for a career and for college by the time they graduate. The new career-based educational plan  calls for students to pick a career subject as the enter 10th grade. Students  can choose from paths like manufacturing and construction, education, health  care or information technology. Then students will learn more about their specific career subject as they  move through high school. [...] more about Holmes High Hopes to Give Students a Career, Future Along with a Degree

Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation Announces $1 Million Investment in the Partnership's Priorities

Cincinnati, Ohio, June 29, 2011 – The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation announces a $1 Million investment in the priority strategies of The Strive Partnership, which is a coalition of education, philanthropic, business, and nonprofit leaders focused entirely on improving education in the urban core of Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. The grants range from one to three years in length, and will support coordinated action designed to significantly impact student achievement and growth, cradle to career. [...] more about Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation Announces $1 Million Investment in the Partnership's Priorities

High School Graduation Rates and the Economy

In Janet’s May blog post on the economy, she explored Cincinnati’s income growth in relation to national and competitor averages. Among other things, she observes that “Cincinnati’s total personal income grew, on average, 3.9 percent annually, well below the national rate of 5.4 percent and the peer regional average of 4.8 percent. I don’t know all the reasons why Cincinnati is lagging, but a potential solution can be found in educational attainment. [...] more about High School Graduation Rates and the Economy

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