More Of The Budget

Section 6: Teaching and Learning/Academic Support The Division of Teaching and Learning is responsible for the core work of our District – teaching and learning. The division’s primary role is to implement the NYS Common Core Curriculum and Core Instructional Program as the major component of the NYS Reform Agenda. Their budget, $25,164,142, a reduction […]

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Signed, Sealed, And Delivered – Into The Hands Of Corporate Servitude

The District released the 2014-15 Draft budget with the notation, “Program Profiles and Budgets will be provided at a later date”. Section 1 – Introduction and Overview – EXECUTIVE BUDGET SUMMARY 1. Student Achievement and Growth Instructional Excellence – Common Core Instructional Program, fully implemented in 2013-14 16,000 hours of Professional Learning on Common Core […]

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CC Here, CC There, We Don’t Want It Anywhere

On Tuesday, Parent to Parent hosted an informational meeting in Fairport on the Common Core that included parents, educators, students, community members, and one superintendent. In Rochester, on Wednesday night Metro Justice and Teen Empowerment joined to engage parents, educators, students, and community members in a discussion surrounding the district’s Code of Conduct. While the […]

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What’s In Store With Common Core

Though the Rochester City School District draft budget was to be posted by the end of the day, March 25, 2014, it is still unavailable to the public. In his “Testimony before the New York Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Education Committee, and Assembly Education Committee, Superintendent Vargas states, “Last year, […]

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United We Stand – Divided They Win

While it is imperative that we fight to make our voice heard at the local and State level, we must remember that education policy is being determined by corporate influence at the Federal level. The Federal Register is the publication the Federal government uses to inform the public of meetings, hearings, proposed legislation, grant funding, […]

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It Takes A Village To Save A Child

Student behavior at East High School was the focus of a recent Democrat & Chronicle article. What the reporter doesn’t understand is that she is seeing the result of the mis-education these young men and women have received. Their abhorrent behavior is cultivated as early as Kindergarten and, once they have been labeled and placed […]

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Movement And Stagnation

Yesterday, two van loads of concerned Rochester citizens left the Metro Justice parking lot and headed to Albany to join forces with AQE and Occupy and other advocates to protest Governor Cuomo’s budget plan. A small group of Rochestarians met with Senator Joe Robach to discuss Albany’s refusal to properly finance public education while allocating […]

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