Rochester City School District

Rochester's school board gets ready for some changes

One impact from Tuesday’s elections is that the Rochester school board will lose a longtime member. Malik Evans, who is also a former president of the...
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Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:51am
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Future of RCSD School 41: Close or forced receivership

After a review of the schools in receivership in New York State last year, two failed to show significant progress and one of them was in Rochester....
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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:33am
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Connections: The value of diversity in the classroom

Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones has become a leading voice in the conversation about schools and equality. She's coming to Rochester as a guest of Great...
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Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:58am
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Connections: RCSD's Facilities Modernization Program

Sometimes we hear generalizations about how city schools stack up to suburban schools. Things like, “the suburbs have more amenities.” Those might...
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Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:57pm
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Student summit gathers opinions on future of Rochester high schools

More than 400 high school students in the city of Rochester had a half-day Friday. That's because they attended a student summit on high school redesign...
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Sat, 09/30/2017 - 1:51am
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East H.S. officials update the community on the UR partnership

The name isn’t the only thing different about East High School. The East Upper and Lower Schools updated the community on its progress in its annual...
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:53am
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WATCH: The incumbents seek re-election to the ROC City School Board

https://youtu.be/fbTlEuQZh3s We recently invited the “new faces” in the race for Rochester City School Board to Need to Know. We touched upon everything...
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Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:55am
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WXXI News is More Vital Every Day

There was a news story that escaped many people's attention recently. Need to Know Rochester focused a special presentation on the plight of African-American male students in the Rochester City School District.

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Mr. Brizard Comes to Town

It's been 30 days since Mr. Brizard came to our town.

But today, the new Rochester City School Superintendent really found his place in our community.

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Brizard: Square One

The new superintendent of the Rochester City School District is about to undergo a test of stamina.

On Thursday, January 31st, WXXI and WDKX-FM are partnering for a project called Brizard: Square One. It is a full day of broadcast events designed to introduce Jean-Claude Brizard to Rochester, and vice versa.

Beginning early in the morning, WDKX's Tariq Spence will join Brizard at Dr. Freddie Thomas High School on Scio Street to take calls from Tariq's listeners - primarily young people getting ready for school. Then Brizard will check in with WXXI-AM's morning host Alex Crichton for a Q & A during Morning Edition.

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