The Children's Agenda

Advocates urge Rochester district to balance cuts

Rochester City School District officials have to bridge an $81 million gap in its budget for the upcoming academic year, which means cuts are inevitable...
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Thu, 04/09/2020 - 12:52pm
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RCSD votes to revamp Universal Pre-K program

The Rochester Board of Education has voted in favor of Superintendent Terry Dade’s proposal to revamp the City School District’s Universal Pre...
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Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:55am
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Dade continues push for RCSD Pre-K restructuring, critic says not so fast

Superintendent Terry Dade continued his push for a revamp of the Rochester City School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program on Monday. Some...
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 2:08am
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Connections: How a shortage of child care services is impacting local families

The Children’s Agenda recently released a new report that shows there’s a growing shortage of affordable and available child care services, both locally...
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:37am
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Connections: ROC the Future's 2019 report card

ROC the Future has released its annual "State of Our Children" report card, which tracks key measures of wellbeing of children and youth in the...
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Tue, 11/26/2019 - 9:39am
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Confusion around special education programs continues as contract deadline approaches

Even as preschool special education providers began inking contracts with Monroe County this week, the county has continued to clarify what those...
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Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:24am
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Group asks Rochester school district to reconsider budget cuts

A local child-focused, nonprofit organization is offering a critique of the Rochester City School District’s proposed budget . The Children’s Agenda...
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Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:54pm
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Pay increase for early intervention providers passes state Assembly

The budget proposal approved Wednesday by the New York state Assembly includes a pay increase for therapists who work with the state’s youngest...
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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:37pm
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Pay hike proposed for preschool special education providers

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo proposed an increase in pay Tuesday for special education providers who haven’t seen one in almost a decade....
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:58pm
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Connections: Is there a brewing crisis in early intervention services in Monroe County?

Is there a brewing crisis in early intervention childhood services in Western New York? Monroe County is asking New York State to change the...
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Thu, 11/29/2018 - 9:54am
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