American Graduate

Screening by Rochester Board of Education of City School District

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 6:30pm

The Rochester Board of Education of the City School District will host a special event featuring WXXI's Need to Know Rochester video presentation on the plight of black male students in the district followed by a panel discussion moderated by Julie Philipp, WXXI News Director


When: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Video Letters from Prison

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 7:00pm

A story of family and how the bonds of blood are never broken, no matter how hard they might be bent. 

PBS Newshour Dropout Crisis Coverage

The PBS Newshour begins an 18-month focus reporting about the dropout crisis.  PBS Newshour airs Monday-Friday from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Watch NEW on-demand videos

Parental Involvement

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Loretta Krueger and Andre Harper of Action for a Better Community join us to discuss their initiative encouraging fathers to become more engaged in their children's education. Full Interview is Available to Listen On-demand

Education Special: Improving Graduation Rates

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Listen On-Demand:

Principal Wakili Moore of the Rochester City School District's new Leadership Academy for Young Men talks with Host Frank Cegelski

Resources for Volunteering & Becoming a Mentor

Why mentor? Youth with mentors are less likely to skip school, less prone to violence, less likely to abuse drugs – and more likely to do well in school and more likely to graduate. Learn more:

Education's Challenges In Rochester

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Listen On-Demand: Interim City School Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas and Board President Malik Evans discussed their plans for new school year and the importance of parent engagement in student success.

RCSD Interim Superintendent Vargas on WXXI-TV

On Need to Know Rochester, Interim Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas talked about progress in his first months on the job. (Aired August 12, 2011)

State Releases High School Graduation Rates

The New York State Department of Education has released high school graduation rates for districts around the state. The Rochester City School District graduation rate increased from 42.1% to 46.1%.


Thu, 09/27/2012 - 7:00pm

An inside look at the first year of a South Bronx Public High School.

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