education

Rochester School Board approves $986 million budget

The Rochester Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 budget, a $986 million plan that is $58 million higher than the current spending plan. The...
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Tue, 05/11/2021 - 4:11am
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Connections: How do we use the math we're taught in school?

A grade-school math problem went viral last month when math teachers around the world couldn't agree on how to find the answer. The equation was short,...
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Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:41am
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Connections: Previewing the Rochester Teen Book Festival

We talk with organizers and participants in the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival . The event is in its 14th year. This year's virtual festival is...
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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:46am
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All-girls elementary charter school proposed in Rochester

A 10-member board is proposing an all-girls elementary school in Rochester. The proposed Innova Girls Academy Charter School would focus on a STEAM ...
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Tue, 05/04/2021 - 8:23am
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Connections: RCSD students discuss their priorities for the district's budget

What do Rochester City School District students think about the district’s proposed budget? How will it impact them? We talk with students about their...
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Tue, 04/27/2021 - 10:21am
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Connections: How to teach accurate and culturally sensitive lessons about slavery

A fourth-grade lesson about slavery has led to backlash. A worksheet given to students in a Pittsford classroom taught that slaves voluntarily agreed to...
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Fri, 04/23/2021 - 11:20am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of RCSD staff living in the suburbs

New reporting from Justin Murphy at the Democrat and Chronicle shows that more than three quarters of Rochester City School District teachers and...
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Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:17am
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Common Ground Health launches COVID-19 speakers bureau

Common Ground Health has launched a COVID-19 speakers bureau in the Finger Lakes region. The bureau consists of professionals from various backgrounds...
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Fri, 03/26/2021 - 12:51pm
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County officials want schools open, say state guidelines make it hard

Many parents are noting the inconsistencies between COVID-19 safety regulations in schools from the Center for Disease Control and New York state. The...
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Fri, 03/26/2021 - 9:35am
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When COVID-19 closed schools in Monroe County

In February 2020, Monroe County’s Council of Superintendents was meeting with Monroe County Health Director Mike Mendoza weekly. The COVID-19 pandemic...
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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 1:19pm
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