education

Student summit gathers opinions on future of Rochester high schools

More than 400 high school students in the city of Rochester had a half-day Friday. That's because they attended a student summit on high school redesign...
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Sat, 09/30/2017 - 1:51am
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East H.S. officials update the community on the UR partnership

The name isn’t the only thing different about East High School. The East Upper and Lower Schools updated the community on its progress in its annual...
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:53am
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Connections: Sonia Manzano discusses playing "Maria" on Sesame Street

For 44 years, you could find actress Sonia Manzano on Sesame Street playing the iconic character, "Maria." While loyal Sesame Street viewers knew her as...
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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:17pm
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Connections: The impact of New York State's special education crisis

Parents of hundreds of children with special needs in New York State say their kids are not receiving the services they need. A recent report in the...
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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:22pm
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Brockport Teacher named NYS Teacher of the Year

A Brockport School District teacher has been named the New York State Teacher of the Year. The honor goes to Christopher Albrecht, a fourth-grade...
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Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:40am
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New York tweaks, renames Common Core learning standards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they...
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Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:30pm
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Education is Still at Our Core

With unfolding radio news, continuous classical music and compelling primetime programs from American Experience to Downton Abbey, what sometimes gets lost in the mix is – arguably – the most important value WXXI provides.

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Great things to come in September

September marks the beginning of the new school year and a renewed focus on educational services at WXXI. So it is with great pride that I share some exciting news. WXXI has won its first national Emmy Award in its 42-year history and it is for one of our children’s productions. Biz Kid$, a WXXI co-production that promotes financial literacy for children, has garnered a Daytime Emmy Award. Though WXXI has won numerous regional and national awards for its programming, this is our first national Emmy and we couldn’t be more pleased!
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New Year's Predictions and Resolutions for 2009

The New Year is a time to make predictions and resolutions, so here’s my first one: I resolve that 2009 will be the year that WXXI makes its greatest strides in becoming the essential media resource for the Greater Rochester area.
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