September 25, 2013 - Education

September 25, 2013 - Education

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

This week's guests on 1370 Connection...

Wednesday

Hour 1

College Dropouts
Dr. Donald J. Foss, distinguished award-winning researcher and teacher
-Avoiding the common pitfalls of Freshman year, advice for parents regarding behavior that alludes to potentially “dropping out,” why 35% of students drop out during their first year.
-Evaluating drop-out rates in NY
 
Hour 2

Local initiatives to get kids the supplies and resources they need most to do well in school.   
Pat Braus, Rochester Education Foundation
- Rochester Education Foundation is an independent not-for-profit dedicated to raising resources and improving the lives and education of Rochester city school children.  REF gives musical instruments to city students, supports student book clubs and a wealth of literacy activities, and partners with the National Academy Foundation to provide paid summer internships to city students at some of Rochester’s leading businesses.  Additionally, REF provides last-dollar grants to city students going to college and recently created the Rochester College Access Network.
-Rochester city school graduate – and Super Bowl Champion – Roland Williams will receive the Alumni Award and serve as the keynote speaker at Rochester Education Foundation’s Partnership Awards Dinner.



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