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Snap Poll: School spending levels get poor grade

A large majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say per-pupil spending on public school education in New York is too high. This compares with 13 percent who say it’s about right, and just 3 percent who think schools should spend more.

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‘Watchful waiting’ is appropriate for certain cases

Despite sounding counterintuitive, sometimes it makes sense to monitor—but not treat—certain types of cancer. Physicians call the approach “watchful waiting” and recommend it for some conditions that progress slowly or when the therapy’s risks outweigh the benefits. Unlike inpatient observation ...

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UR employment and impact continues to grow

The University of Rochester grew its total employment by 11 percent in the last two years, adding 2,844 jobs, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research Inc. states.

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New media and technologies experts coming to RIT

Hundreds of experts in the field of new media and technologies are attending a conference this week held by the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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St. John Fisher to build $3.4 million chapel

St. John Fisher College plans to construct a new chapel. The Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great is slated to be built adjacent to Kearney Hall.

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Rural schools rebound from state cutbacks

Rural school officials likely know better than anyone how to tighten their belts, but in recent years the belt tightening has probably felt more like a medieval torture device. “We’ve been through some very difficult financial times, just like every ...

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City students’ options increase with charters

By NATE DOUGHERTY The Fitbit is something of an inspiration for PUC Achieve Charter School in Rochester. Like the fitness device, which keeps stats of physical activity with a goal of reaching 10,000 steps each day, the charter school gives ...

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Cultural Attractions

Information was provided by individual attractions that responded to an email survey. The survey contacted cultural attractions in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. Ranked by total 2015 attendance. 2016 Rank Company 1  Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum 2  Rochester ...

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Monroe County Public Schools, Part 2 (F-O)

Fairport Central School District 38 W. Church St. Fairport, N.Y. 14450 (585) 421-2000 www.fairport.org Superintendent: Brett Provenzano District Profile Total district population:    40,472 Communities served:    Fairport, Perinton Enrollment:    5,963 Staff:    Teachers:    534    Other professional staff:    93 Median teacher salary:    $63,660 ...

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Parents’ reasons for homeschooling numerous

While numerous families decide to take a child out of the traditional school system track, the reasons behind that choice are far-reaching. Homeschooling parents educate their own children. In today’s world, however, each family sees homeschooling in a unique way ...

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Teachers face challenges with fresh ideas

Changing curricula, student behavioral problems and inconsistent parent support—just a few of the challenges teachers say they face in schools today at all grade levels and in all districts across the Rochester region. Regardless of the stage of their careers, ...

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Ontario County Private Schools

Calvary Chapel Christian School 1777 Route 332 Farmington, N.Y. 14425 N.Y. (585) 398-2218 www.ccfingerlakes.org/engage/ christian-school/ Principal: Mark Leckie Enrollment:    40 Grades taught:    K-8 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    NA Median years of teaching:    NA Yearly tuition:    NA Staff:    Teachers:    6 ...

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Monroe County Private Schools

Allendale Columbia School 519 Allens Creek Road Rochester, N.Y. 14618 (585) 381-4560 www.allendalecolumbia.org Headmaster: Michael Gee Principals: Ryan Burk, John Sullivan, Diana Gleeson Enrollment:    403 Grades taught:    Nursery-12 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    47,072 Median years of teaching:    12 Yearly ...

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Ontario Public Schools

Bloomfield Central School District P.O. Box 98, Oakmount Ave. East Bloomfield, N.Y. 14443 (585) 657-6121 www.bloomfieldcsd.org Superintendent: Michael Midey District Profile Total district population:    6,697 Communities served:    East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bristol Enrollment:    920 Staff:    Teachers:    86    Other professional staff:    ...

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