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Charter schools the antidote to failing RCSD

The New York State Education Department has released the 2016-17 Math and English Language Arts (ELA) test results—and let’s not mince words. The Rochester City School District is failing its students. No, these schools aren’t “struggling.” They are failing—year after ...

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Rochester a city of arts

For Rochesterians who love the arts, September is one of the best months of the year. It’s the month when new seasons begin for most of the art institutions around town, and there is more great music, theater and dance ...

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The cost of climate change on display

Hurricane Harvey just drowned Southeast Texas. The storm gained strength as it crossed the abnormally warm Gulf waters and grew to a Category 4 hurricane. Even after it made landfall and weakened to a tropical storm, Harvey continued to dump ...

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Dreamers deserve to stay

President Trump’s decision this week to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Obama has been met with scorn from a wide variety of outlets, including many conservative politicians and traditionally conservative organizations. They are ...

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Tourism industry thriving

Labor Day weekend is historically a popular time for taking a final trip of the summer, which makes it a good time to acknowledge the important role tourism plays in our economy. According to a report recently released by I ...

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Keep, improve NAFTA

One of Donald Trump’s many campaign promises was that he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement to get a better deal for the United States. The U.S., Canada and Mexico began formal negotiations last week. Canadian and Mexican ...

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Trump’s response shameful

When the United States is in the midst of conflict, either internally or with external forces, the president’s actions set an important tone. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, was nothing ...

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