Education

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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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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September 11, 2018
Rochester school district works to recruit teachers of color
Rochester school district works to recruit teachers of color
Hiring a diverse teaching staff that better mirrors the student body is not only an issue for the Rochester City School District but one facing school administrators across the country, district officials say.
 
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September 11, 2018
Rochester City School District offers first Bilingual Parent Summit

The Rochester City School District hosted the first Bilingual Parent Summit Aug. 25 to offer information on special education, graduation requirements and community services.

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August 14, 2018
Robotics team members hone STEM, life skills
Robotics team members hone STEM, life skills

Students around the Diocese of Rochester are taking part in robotics teams to learn important life skills and develop their knowledge of science, math, technology and engineering.

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August 14, 2018
Summer learning opportunities help students succeed
Summer learning opportunities help students succeed

Nearly a decade after the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association began providing a program for city students, the organization has expanded access to help more children succeed, according to local educators.

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August 14, 2018
New consultant appointed to Rochester City School District

The state education department has appointed a new “distinguished educator” consultant to the Rochester City School District.

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July 17, 2018
Group aims to improve racial relations in Rochester City School District
Group aims to improve racial relations in Rochester City School District

Members of the Movement for Anti-racist Ministry and Action Coalition presented their nine-point plan last month to help improve racial relations in the Rochester City School District.

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July 17, 2018
Rochester City School District names new deputy superintendents

Two new deputy superintendents will begin their work in the Rochester City School District this summer.

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