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Edward Denham, 12, at his home near Oyler School in Cincinnati.

Bridging the edtech gap from Oyler School to home

Jun 15, 2015
Students without devices or broadband access at home can fall behind.
Posted In: Oyler School, education technology, edtech
Nathan Meyer, 18, attends a college and career fair at Oyler School, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Meyer is considering joining the Navy or training to be an electrician.

College is only one option after Oyler School

Jun 9, 2015
The school has worked towards a college-going culture. But it isn't always the right fit.
Posted In: Oyler School, college, vocational schools, trade school
Raven Gribbins, 20, with her adviser April Belback at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Belback directs a support program for low-income and first-generation students.

When graduating from high school is just the first step

Jun 4, 2015
Raven Gribbins was the first in her troubled family to graduate from high school. Now she's fighting to make it through college.
Posted In: Raven Gribbins, Oyler School

Oyler School struggles to make a community model work

May 26, 2015
We return to Oyler School, still trying a new approach to lift kids out of poverty.
Posted In: Oyler School, cincinnati, one school, community school, k12

Graduates take the stage at Oyler School

Jun 6, 2013
As our year-long series on Oyler School concludes, the neighborhood of Lower Price Hill gathers to celebrate the class of 2013.
Posted In: Oyler School

At Oyler School, prom is more than a party

May 3, 2013
When a high-poverty school in Cincinnati added a high school seven years ago, prom was essential.
Posted In: Oyler School, prom

One student's path from Oyler to college

Apr 15, 2013
The high school senior will be the first in her family to graduate high school, but she's got her eyes on an even bigger prize.
Posted In: Oyler School

Oyler principal on the budget bubble?

Mar 28, 2013
Craig Hockenberry has been the guiding force at Oyler School for more than a decade. But cuts could threaten his job.
Posted In: Oyler School, teachers

College rules the day at Oyler School

Feb 5, 2013
Putting students on the path to higher education starts early at Oyler.
Posted In: Oyler School, college

Oyler School minds its manners

Jan 11, 2013
Seniors at the Cincinnati school get a lesson in business etiquette as part of a mentoring program.
Posted In: Oyler School

About this collection

Until eight years ago, almost nobody from Lower Price Hill in Cincinnati finished high school, much less went to college. Then the residents of Lower Price Hill decided to turn their old neighborhood school into a preschool-12 community learning center. But can a school really transform a neighborhood battered by crime and poverty? Follow our yearlong coverage of the Oyler Community Learning Center.

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