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Education
1:14 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Education Alignment Summit in Rochester

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivers keynote at National League of Cities' Education Alignment Summit
Credit Alex Crichton

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivered the keynote address at today's National League of Cities' Early Education Alignment Summit.

Rochester is one of six cities in the country selected by the National League of Cities to take part in a technical assistance project aimed at aligning early childhood learning and K through 12 systems.

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Education
6:32 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Getting Rochester Families to Read

Credit cityofrochester.gov

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren Wednesday launched the Rochester Families Read program, which encourages parents to read to their children.

As part of the effort, some two thousand Curious George books will be handed out to kids on Halloween at four city recreation centers: The Thomas P. Ryan, David F. Gantt and Flint Street Community Centers and the Campbell Street R-Center.

Parents will also be encouraged to join a Facebook group where they can find Curious-George themed events and interact other parents.

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Education
5:54 am
Wed October 29, 2014

SUNY to Join Study Abroad Initiative

Credit INBLive

  UNDATED (AP) _ New York State's public university system is embracing a new initiative to send more students abroad. 

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is expected to announce a partnership Wednesday with the Institute of International Education in support of a 25 percent increase in study abroad by 2020. 

SUNY says it's the first comprehensive university system in the nation to join the institute's Generation Study Abroad initiative, which aims to double the number of U.S. college students who study overseas. 

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Connections
4:26 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Connections: University of Rochester President Joel Seligman

University of Rochester President Joel Seligman is our guest for this hour. We cover a broad range of topics during his time in-studio.

Connections
4:23 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Connections: Homeschooling

We look into an increasing interest in homeschooling among the nonreligious. What is unschooling? The old stereotypes of who chooses to home-school (and why) are, in many ways, not applicable.

Education
3:09 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Taking Stock Of An Extended School Day Program In Rochester

Officials from the Rochester City School District and an organization which works on helping schools extend their instructional day say they are pleased with what they've seen in Rochester since a new program began a couple of years ago.

District Superintendent  Bolgen Vargas says the district has seen an improvement in test scores in four out of the five elementary schools where the program began.

“We saw some great results in the area of reading and language development, which is an area that the district is struggling with."

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Connections
2:18 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Connections: Why Kids Struggle at School

Blame the parents? We’re looking at why kids struggle in school – or why kids don’t graduate. And we’re looking at how parents can get more involved. We’ll even look at ways people can help improve urban districts, whether they have kids in the district or not. Our guests to discuss this issue:

Education
8:37 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Power Issues Results In Changes For Some RCSD Programs Tuesday

Officials with the Rochester City School District say that work being done by RG&E to a transformer has shut off power Tuesday to district facilities and a charter school  at 40 Hart Street.

Three student programs are affected.  That includes adult education classes which are canceled Tuesday;  Young Mothers and Interim Health Academy will have classes at 175 Martin Street. 

and the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School is canceling classes Tuesday.

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Education
1:51 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

New York Allows Alternatives To Fulfill Regents Requirement

The New York State Board of Regents has approved a proposal that will allow high school students to skip one of the Regents social studies exams in exchange for a career, arts or science assessment.

It's a change that supporters say would provide students with the necessary skills to find meaningful work and possibly result in higher graduation rates.

Dr. Anne Kress, president of Monroe Community College, sees this change as a wonderful opportunity for students. She also believes that in order to make a difference, it should involve more than test-swapping.

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Education
7:15 am
Sat October 18, 2014

SU Cancels Visit By Photographer Who Was In Liberia

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer said he was angry and "completely weirded out" after Syracuse University "uninvited" him to a journalism workshop because he had covered the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

The Washington Post reports  that Michel du Cille of the Post had been invited to the Newhouse School of Public Communications' annual fall workshop, which started Thursday and lasts through Sunday.

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