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April 16, 2019
Layoffs suggested to help close budget gap

Laying off more than 300 employees is among the measures being proposed to close a $40 million deficit in the Rochester City School District’s 2019-20 budget.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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April 16, 2019
Report notes Rochester City School District’s progress in addressing issues

A state-appointed education consultant released his initial quarterly report last month regarding the Rochester City School District’s progress in addressing its poor performance.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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April 16, 2019
New website offers school-funding information
New York state launched a new website last month to provide school-funding transparency.
 
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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

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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