Walter Smith-Randolph, reporter
Cincinnati’s poverty rate is on the rise after years of decline, but Cincinnati Public Schools' leaders say a recently passed levy is helping combat the problem with expanded opportunities at every level.
A 2016 levy helped fund The Preschool Promise. The money is also funding other programs like the one-to-one laptop program at CPS. Every CPS student in the fourth grade and up has a laptop they can take home.
The school district has also created community learning centers like the center at The Academy of World Languages in Evanston. At AWL, parents and students can get what they need, from financial literacy to dental care in an environment they already know.
School leaders say this is all a part of the “Three E’s” mission — a goal of having all CPS students enrolled, enlisted or employed by graduation.