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RIT-backed charter school set to open

A new school developed in a partnership of Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology is slated to open its doors on Monday.

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Fine Trust makes $2 million gift to UR

A $2 million gift from the Robert H. Fine Trust will establish the third University of Rochester endowed chair in the Fine family’s name, UR Medical Center officials said Monday.

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UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research

The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.

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Penfield school stands out in fourth-grade tests

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Among 104 public elementary schools in Monroe and Ontario counties, Cobbles Elementary in Penfield earned first place in two of the three exams taken by fourth-graders statewide.

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Are higher graduation rates tied to spending?

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Does higher per-pupil spending produce higher graduation rates? Not necessarily, according to an analysis of data from the state Department of Education that will appear in the 2014 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card.

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In teacher pay, Greece ranks No. 1

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Among the 27 public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, median teacher pay is highest in Greece. In superintendent compensation, East Irondequoit holds the No. 1 spot.

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Rochester ranks 51st nationally in STEM report

Rochester ranks among the bottom half of metro areas nationwide for its science, technology, engineering and math job vacancies and the amount of time it took to fill those jobs, a new report from the Brookings Institution shows.

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UR grows as employer, economic engine in region

The University of Rochester is the eighth-largest private employer in New York and a major driver of economic activity in the region, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research Inc. states.

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Narrow majority supports Common Core

Fifty-three percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support the Common Core educational standards.

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AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge launches

AT&T Inc. launched the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge on Thursday. It is two-month virtual hackathon being conducted along with sponsors Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester Inc. and Hack Upstate. Developers are expected to build smartphone apps that serve the community,

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RIT selects new senior vice president

Rochester Institute of Technology has named a new senior vice president for student affairs, concluding a national search by bringing in an administrator from Hofstra University on Long Island.

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