Education Expertise and News From the Innovation Trail

On this week's Need to Know Rochester, a look at issues outside the classroom that impact learning and a report on open government and techonology from The Innovation Trail.

Education expert Pedro Noguera says one of the biggest failings of school reform initiatives nationwide is they ignore the non-academic needs of children -- such as health, nutrition, and housing.  Dr. Noguera is a professor at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, is speaking to local educators this week.

Also, WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Dan Bazile introduces us to the man who implemented the first legislative iPhone app in the country -- right here in New York State.

Watch Need to Know Rochester Friday nights at 8:30 and Sunday afternoons at 12:30.