State Education Report Becomes Debating Point for Mayoral Control

The New York State Department of Education listed nine Rochester schools among those considered "persistently lowest achieving."

Click here to read the report and see the full list of 57 schools.

Below are links to news stories about reaction to the report.

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Informed School Choice

As a parent of 3 children in the Rochester City School District I am appalled and disheartened by this news of 9 failing high schools! It comes at a time when I, along with thousands of parents, are deciding where to place their students who are transitioning from elementary to middle and high school. The deadline for choosing a school is next Friday, Jan. 29! It is not fair to ask parents to choose schools before the district's restructuring plans are announced. The district must put the choice process on hold and allow families to make in INFORMED decision!!!