Beggars Can’t Be Choosey

Channel 10 News reporter Rachel Spotts shared this news with the Rochester community: “The Rochester City School District ranks the lowest in the entire state when it comes to test scores but the School Board that runs it receives the highest compensation. In fact, while many in surrounding areas don’t receive any pay, board members […]

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Waste Not Want Not

On June 25, 2015, the Democrat & Chronicle reported: Rochester gets $6 million boost in Legislature deal The article stated: “The Legislature’s end-of-session deal includes a $6 million boost in state aid for the city of Rochester. State Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, said the additional money is in recognition of the stress that the city’s […]

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Collection Time Again

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; School Climate Surveys Benchmark Study 2016 Abstract: The School Climate Surveys are a suite of survey instruments being developed for schools, districts, and states by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. This national effort extends current activities that measure school climate, including the state-level efforts […]

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America’s Learning Disability

Learning: The activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something . . . (Merriam Webster) Learning Disability: Any of various conditions that interfere with an individual’s ability to learn and so result in impaired functioning in language, reasoning, or academic skills and that are thought to be […]

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What Now?

When we hear the word death we think of the end of life. However, experiencing an end to life as we know it can be considered “death” as well. With only one day of school left for students there will be goodbye parties taking place while teachers begin to tear down their classrooms, pack everything […]

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Lest Any Man Be Fooled

The Network for Public Education posted this notice: “No Child Left Behind should have been reauthorized in 2007, yet here we are 5 months into 2015 and Congress has failed to act. The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 is the latest reauthorization effort. While the bill passed the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee […]

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