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February 12, 2019
Rochester City School District responds to education consultant’s report
Rochester City School District responds to education consultant’s report

EMC photo by Jeff Witherow

By a 4-2 margin Feb. 6, the Rochester City School District voted to submit its response to the Distinguished Educator Report filed last November. 

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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February 12, 2019
Community discussions note school district’s challenges

In response to the November release of a state education official’s report for the Rochester City School District, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren hosted a series of public meetings to discuss the challenges the district is facing.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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February 12, 2019
Rochester City School District graduation rates increase

According to statistics released by the New York State Education Department, the Rochester City School District has achieved its highest graduation rate in more than a decade.

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January 15, 2019
School district due to respond to report
School district due to respond to report

Feb. 8 looms as a key date for the Rochester City School District in its effort to achieve significant, positive and lasting change.

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By Mike Latona/EMC
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January 15, 2019
RCSD continues search for new superintendent

The Rochester City School District Board of Education recently hired an Illinois-based search firm to assist in replacing Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, who will retire Jan. 31.

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December 11, 2018
Rochester City School District improvements recommended

A state education official has issued a report with 106 findings and 84 recommendations on how to “reset” the Rochester City School District and improve student achievement and operations.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 14, 2018
Rochester City School District superintendent to retire Jan. 31

The superintendent of the Rochester City School District will step down from her position Jan. 31.

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October 15, 2018
Educators, parents question worth of standardized testing
Educators, parents question worth of standardized testing

Using standardized testing as a measure of student achievement is failing students and has resulted in inflated scores due to coaching, outright cheating and reallocation of resources to subjects that are being tested, a national educational expert asserted.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 15, 2018
Rochester students show gains in math, ELA proficiency

Students in the Rochester City School District demonstrated the highest levels of proficiency in five years on New York state exams in math and English language arts, according to information from district officials.

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October 15, 2018
Students return to James Monroe High School in Rochester
Students return to James Monroe High School in Rochester
The beginning of the 2018-19 school year held special significance for students of James Monroe High School, as it marked their return to a building they had to leave during a three-year renovation project.
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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