Education

Education
4:39 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

University Of Rochester Submits Proposal To Revamp East High School

A community school. A Freshman Academy. School family groups. An expanded career and technical education program. Those are some of the items being proposed by the University of Rochester in its partnership plan with East High School. The proposal now being reviewed by the Rochester Board of Education.

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Education
12:56 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Remembering Will Katawazi

Will Katawazi

The parents of Will Katawazi say their son was full of adventure and he enjoyed his friends at CP Rochester, an integrated preschool for children with or without disabilities.

Al and Heather Katawazi lost their 5-year old son when he died suddenly last June, just three days before graduating from the preschool.

They thought a good way to honor Will would be to build an adaptive zip line for the children at CP Rochester.

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Education
11:11 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Charter Schools on the Minds of Local Education Leaders on Their Annual Albany Trip

Credit watchdog.org

Rochester-area school leaders had a chance to meet with senior staff in the state legislature this week.

Monroe County School Boards Association executive director Jody Siegle joined the group of superintendents and school board members on their annual trip to Albany.

She said one subject that came up was the increasing popularity of charter schools and the call by some to expand those schools around the state.                              

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Education
5:21 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Rochester & NYS Picked For New Pilot Program To Bring Local Produce To Schools

Credit wamc.org

New York State has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in a pilot program that will focus on getting locally grown produce to schools in the state. And the program in New York will start in Rochester.

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball tells WXXI News this program could provide a nice boost for New York farmers.

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Education
2:05 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Should NYS Allow More Charter Schools?

(AP-Albany)  Charter school supporters and critics are preparing for a big debate over whether New York should allow more of the privately run but publicly funded schools.

Teachers unions and many Democratic legislators say charter schools weaken public education. But Republicans who lead the state Senate and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo say charters are innovative. Cuomo has criticized the public education system as "a public monopoly."

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Education
7:30 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Spencerport Considers Urban-Suburban Program

One Rochester-area school superintendent says the Urban-Suburban program is a “win-win” for everyone involved, but there are misconceptions that constantly need to be addressed.

That’s according to West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane. His comments come after the Spencerport School Board opted to postpone a vote on the program until January 2015.

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Education
5:11 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

UR Medicine Official To Head The American Psychological Association

An official at UR Medicine will be the next president of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Susan McDaniel, the director of UR Medicine's Institute for the Family, will take up the new role in 2016.

McDaniel, a family psychologist, oversees faculty working in a number of disciplines including family medicine, obstetrics and surgery.

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Education
4:46 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Nazareth College & SU's Law School Will Offer Combined Program

Credit Nazareth College

Nazareth College is partnering with the Syracuse University College of Law on a new program that will allow a student to earn a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years.

It consists of three years at each school and the first year of law school at Syracuse would be billed at the Nazareth College undergrad tuition rate.

Students involved in the program can expect to save $88,000 by the time they finish law school.

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Education
2:47 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

RIT's Nabil Nasr Named To A UN Panel

Nabil Nasr, who is the director of RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been named a member of a United Nations panel dedicated to protecting the use of the world's natural resources.

The United Nations Environmental Program's International Resource Panel was launched in 2007 to build and share knowledge toward improving the use of resources worldwide.

The panel consists of scientists who are highly skilled in resource management issues.

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Education
10:58 am
Tue December 2, 2014

SUNY Adopts New Sexual Assault Policy

Credit suny.edu

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners. 

 The SUNY Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that it has formally approved the new policy, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence. 

Other initiatives include better training for law enforcement and new rules allowing students to report sex crimes to either their campus police or the local police department. 

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