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Forum to focus on middle skills workforce

Meeting the demands for a middle skills workforce in the Finger Lakes is the goal of a forum Wednesday sponsored by three area community colleges.

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Reddit co-founder sees amazing tech opportunity

Rochester Institute of Technology is bringing to campus a major tech entrepreneur who started three successful companies, all by the age of 33. Alexis Ohanian is the keynote speaker for RIT’s Saunders College William D. Gasser lecture series—a series held ...

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NLRB allows graduate students to unionize

Graduate assistants at the University of Rochester hoping to unionize held a news conference last week, a day after the National Labor Relations Board overruled an earlier decision that had blocked graduate students from collective bargaining. The event held on ...

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Financial aid strategies evolve with growing need

Amid rising enrollment, Rochester-area private schools are taking various paths to continue offering financial aid. Some are drawing on their sizable endowments, while others have stepped up efforts to secure donations and grants. More requests for need-based aid from middle-income ...

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Telling the story of Allendale Columbia

Courtney Dixon sees no limits when it comes to her career. This mentality has helped her rise up the ranks and bring out-of-the-box thinking to her role as director of marketing and communications at Allendale Columbia School. “I was brought ...

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Demographic data show an increase in diversity

While the number of students attending private primary and secondary schools nationwide is declining, a sampling of local private school demographics reflects consistent if not growing enrollments. There is an overall increase in student diversity at these schools, and there ...

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Playing to their strengths keeps local schools afloat

Catholic schools around Greater Rochester have worked hard in recent years to boost enrollments—or keep them from falling—with some success. “While enrollment declined at rates in the double digits during the early 2000s, the percentage decline has dropped to around ...

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RIT launches MicroMasters program

Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the launch of a new category of master’s level online education.

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Nazareth College forms new partnership

Nazareth College hopes to attract more students from the city of Rochester by reaching out through the suburbs. College leaders have announced a new partnership for its Young Scholars initiative with the Urban Suburban Interdistrict Transfer program. Nazareth is expanding ...

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Sponsored research at RIT reaches record $73 million

Sponsored research grew by 18 percent for Rochester Institute of Technology in fiscal 2016, totaling a record $73 million in funding, university leaders announced Thursday.

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Bridge Art Gallery at URMC serves dual purpose

There is a call for art at the University of Rochester Medical Center. It is for the Bridge Art Gallery, a special art collection that has a dual purpose, organizers said. The gallery, in its fifth year, is run by ...

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Highest-Paid Public School Officials, Part 2

Information was obtained from school districts in Monroe County using the Freedom of Information Act and from other sources. Ranked by current salary.2016 Rank 2016 Rank 26  Louis Alaimo Assistant superintendent for administration, Brighton Central School District 27  Christiana Otuwa Deputy superintendent ...

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