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Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.

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Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”  

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Photo feature: NKY celebrates success, looks toward bright future

Exploring Northern Kentucky's renewed vision and successes of recent years, and looking forward to many good things to come in the myNKY target areas of business, health, education and community vibrancy.

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NKU, local tech firms lead region in cybersecurity efforts

Through its award-winning Center for Information Security, NKU is partnering with regional cybersecurity experts to produce career-ready students for the fight against cyber crime.

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Manufacturing Preview Day sparks career interest for NKY students

October saw open houses and other Manufacturing Preview Day events hosted by local companies including Balluff, Skilcraft and Mazak.

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Kenton County Academies prepare local grads for success in changing career market

Academies are part of a renewed regional and national focus on science, technology, engineering and math – subjects linked to high-growth jobs and usually referred to as STEM.

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Skyward connects education to industry via NaviGo Scholars

A partnership forged by Skyward connects NaviGo Scholars with high school juniors from Bellevue, Dayton, Holmes, Ludlow, Newport and Walton-Verona high schools to explore environmental science topics and potential careers.

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NKU celebrates era of transformation, looks ahead to bright future

Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of a significant makeover, adding new degree programs and iconic buildings while fighting for fair state funding.

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Year in Review: Highlights show growth for NKY businesses, communities, education and health

As 2015 comes to a close, Northern Kentucky leaders suggest highlights of the region's civic achievements, notable milestones, new businesses and emerging trends for the year.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week brings powerful new resource to NKY

Entrepreneurship has taken center stage recently in Northern Kentucky, with business competitions, panel discussions, information sessions, an education summit and the launch of NKYStartupResource.org.

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NKY FAME partners with educators, manufacturers to drive jobs

Northern Kentucky leaders are betting on an education-based jobs push through the local Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) chapter, a partnership among 18 area businesses, allied groups and academic institutions.

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African Professionals Network got started at NKU, continues to spread connections

The African Professionals Network, the area's go-to organization for anything related to continental Africa, hosted its annual symposium Oct. 10 with a keynote address from the Northern Kentucky Chamber's Trey Grayson.

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NKY gets back to school with new kindergarten readiness program

Pre-K Works is a bold new kindergarten readiness initiative being rolled out in Erlanger/Elsmere Schools with the goal of becoming a model for all Northern Kentucky districts.

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UpTech ready to name fourth class of startups, looking to gain national profile

UpTech was launched in 2013 on a five-year mission to invest in and mentor Northern Kentucky startups. Under Interim Program Director JB Woodruff, the organization is looking to establish more of a national presence in the informatics world.
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