Transforming Rochester Schools

Leading up to Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard's State of Our Schools speech in January, WXXI News presented a series of reports on the Rochester City School District. These reports aired during Morning Edition (6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.) from Tuesday, January 18 through Thursday, January 20 on WXXI-AM 1370, FM 91.5 HD2, WRUR-FM 88.5 and WXXI.org. Those reports and related news and resources can be found in this special coverage area.

WXXI News Coverage

At the end of the month, Rochester City School District officials are releasing a budget proposal. That happens every March, but the process is far from "business-as-usual" this time around.

WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski on reform and his union's plans for city schools.

Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard reacted in an article in the New York Times that first reported the new data from state education officials.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard on this week's Need to Know Rochester.

Read the transcript of WXXI's live online chat with Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard Thursday night immediately following his State of Our Schools speech.

In the final part of our series Transforming Rochester Schools, a look inside efforts to turn around the district's largest school: East High School.

Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard previewed his State of Our Schools speech with WXXI's Bob Smith.

In the second part of our series Transforming Rochester Schools, we look at the current teacher evaluation system and why Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard wants it changed.

The process of evaluating Rochester teachers is based on a plan developed 25 years ago.

Following months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new teachers' contract, the district and the union are at an impasse.

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