ROC the Future is gearing up to release its 2017 State of Our Children report. The document tracks how Rochester's children are faring "from cradle to career." The 2016 report highlighted progress in third grade reading levels and a reduction in absenteeism, while demonstrating the need for improvement in students' math proficiency and parental involvement.
So how did we do this year? We review the 2016 report and preview this year's findings, which are set to be released next month. In studio:
- Ajamu Kitwana, executive director of ESL Charitable Foundation and chair of ROC the Future
- Erika Rosenberg, principal at the Center for Governmental Research
- Jackie Campbell, director of ROC the Future