Life Is A Choice – Death Is An Option

Choice: The opportunity or power to choose between two or more possibilities : The opportunity or power to make a decision. Option: Something that can be chosen. An excellent education provides our children with the opportunity to see and understand the possibilities that exist within them that make choosing their life’s path personal and meaningful. […]

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Student Success System Failure

The Federal government claims, “The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) will restore local control, support effective teachers, reduce the federal footprint, and empower parents.” A summary of the bill states H.R. 5 will: 1. “dramatically reduce(s) the federal role in education by returning authority for measuring student performance and turning around low performing schools to […]

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Common Core Capitulation

Commissioner Mary Adams has called for a committee of individuals who are interested in developing guidelines for complying with the common core curriculum handed down by the Federal government. And, while it is prudent to take steps necessary to secure the Federal funding necessary to maintain our current funding, it is not wise to continue […]

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Be It Resolved

Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the monthly business meeting of the Board of Education, Commissioners will vote on Resolution No 2013-14: which calls for the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will allow the foundation to: “serve as the District’s Technical Assistance Partner, deliver tools, training, benchmarking […]

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Let’s Untwist It

Responsibilities of the Board The Rochester Board of Education is a seven-member board elected by the citizens of Rochester to direct and oversee the operations of the school district. Board Commissioners serve four-year terms. Among the responsibilities of the Board of Education are the following: •Setting the strategic direction of the District through policy development […]

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