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Education
4:10 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Connections: Rochester City Scholars Program

The Rochester City Scholars program is getting ready to celebrate its first graduating class.

The Rochester City Scholars program is getting ready to celebrate its  first graduating class. The program began in 2010, with 27 RCSD students getting a full ride to RIT. 21 will graduate on time, with plans to become lawyers, scientists, and engineers.

Guest in the hour include: RIT President Destler and Rebecca Johnson of RIT.  Kaneesha Dukes also joins us; she’s a graduating student.

In the second half-hour,  Candice Baldwin of  RIT, is joined by graduating students Tim Reed and Karbara Maxey.

Education
3:24 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Former McQuaid President James Fischer Has Died

A former president of Mcquaid Jesuit has died. The Rev. James Fischer passed away in the Bronx on Friday. He was 90 years old. Fischer was president of the Rochester school from 1992 until 2003.  Officials say during his tenure, the school saw significant growth including the opening of the seventh grade, expansion of playing field, and construction of a fine arts building. He is the longest serving president the school has had. After he retired as president, he remained on as chancellor until 2012. A memorial mass will be held in the Rochester area at a later date.

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Education
7:35 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Community Tells District to Keep East High Open

"Don't turn East High School into a charter school.” That's what some Rochester parents are requesting of city school Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and members of the school board.

The District hosted a Town Hall Meeting last night at East High for students, teachers, parents and community members. The school has failed to make academic progress for the past 3 years and now its future is reduced to 5 options from the State Education Department - one of which is becoming a charter school.

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Education
4:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Cuomo Calls for More Results, Less Spending in Education

The sole protester outside Governor Cuomo's budget talk held a sign that displays a tombstone for the state's public education system.
Credit Michelle Faust

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Irondequoit Thursday morning lauding four consecutive years of on-time budgets.

The speech comes amid criticism that not enough has been set aside for public school funding.

Cuomo disagrees.  The governor calls for the state to make cuts in all sectors. He criticizes New York school districts for spending more per student in than any other state.

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Education
2:29 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

New President Named At McQuaid

McQuaid Jesuit  in Rochester has named a new president. He is Rev. Robert Reiser, a Buffalo native who was assistant to the president at McQuaid several years ago. He returned last fall to join the faculty there. Reiser becomes the 13th president of McQuaid effect in July.

He succeeds Rev. Edward Salmon, who has been president of McQuaid for four years.  As of July 1, Salmon's role will be  Chancellor, and he'll be working in an advisory capacity.

McQuaid is the area's only all-boys Catholic college prep school for grades 6 to 12.

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Education
7:50 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

State Education Commissioner Makes A Stop In Greece

Credit Charles Lane WSHU

State Education Commissioner John King visited  the Greece School District Tuesday.

King met with administrators, teachers and parents to see how the district's collaborative effort in implementing the Common Core Standards is working.

The district received more than $1 million state grant to help teachers support each other around the Common Core instruction and evaluation system.

King says teachers share best practices, review curriculum, monitor student progress and lead professional development.

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Education
5:25 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Farash Foundation Grants $1 Million To Six Charter Schools

The Farash Foundation has awarded one million dollars to six charter schools in Rochester.

Four of the grants involve new schools planning to open later this year. The grants are part of the foundation's larger focus on all aspects of education.  Officials at the foundation note that they have also given support to other educational organizations, including the city school district.

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Education
2:04 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

A Change Of Leadership At A Statewide Teacher's Union

There’s new leadership  atop the state’s largest teacher’s union. Over the weekend, NYSUT, (New York State United Teachers), named Karen Magee as its new president.  She and her slate of officers were elected at the annual assembly by the association’s delegates.

Magee is currently head of the teacher’s union in Harrison, in Westchester County. She replaces Richard Iannuzzi, who has been president of the statewide union since 2005.

Contested elections are relatively rare in NYSUT. Iannuzzi was only the second president in the union’s 42 year history.

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Education
12:42 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

RIT Business Dean Steps Down To Take New Role

dt ogilvie
Credit rit.edu

There's a big job change for the Dean of the RIT Saunders College of Business. The university issued a statement saying that dt ogilvie will step down as Dean to become a Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship at RIT and will also be chair of the advisory board for RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship.  

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Education
6:12 am
Thu April 3, 2014

New York Pulls Out of inBloom Student Database

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ New York education officials say they will not store student information with the data storage firm inBloom.

State Education Department spokesman Dennis Tomkins says Wednesday that the state has directed inBloom to delete data that's been stored so far.

The move follows this week's passage of the state budget, which includes a provision to end the state's relationship with inBloom.

A statement from inBloom Wednesday says the company respects the state's decision but still believes its technology can improve learning.

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