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RCSD receives $9.9 million grant for school plan

The Rochester City School District has been awarded more than $9.9 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds for the 2010-11 school year to help improve academic performance at schools deemed “persistently lowest achieving.”

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Author, economist to speak at RIT

A best-selling author and noted behavioral economist is slated to speak at 8 p.m. today at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Defense bill contains $2M for RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $2 million in Department of Defense appropriations to perform research for the U.S. military that will improve the current fleet of unmanned drones and surveillance aircraft being used to combat terrorists and other enemies.

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Schools bolster enrollment using new strategies

Local colleges and universities are confronting the issue of population loss in New York head-on, devising recruitment strategies that stretch traditional boundaries and capitalize on institutional strengths. The results have begun to show in admissions, which are up at most ...

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Kodak, Xerox joins new STEM initiative

Eastman Kodak Co. announced Thursday the company is a founding member of Change the Equation, a CEO-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math.

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International summit on venture capital held in Geneva

Delegates representing a dozen venture capital communities from around the world met at Hobart and William Smith Colleges this week to discuss shared public policy issues and market opportunities that promise to impact the global venture capital and private equity industries.

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UR hits $415M for research

  The University of Rochester reached a record level of sponsored research funding in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a positive sign for the university amid otherwise trying economic conditions, President Joel Seligman said. For the year, UR ...

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Highest-Paid Public School Officials, Part 1

Information was obtained on the highest-paid public school officials from representatives of school districts in Monroe County using the Freedom of Information Act and other sources. Ranked by current salary.

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Brizard pay ranks No. 1 at schools

Despite not receiving a raise in almost 21 months, Rochester City School District superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard tops the list of highest-paid local public school officials, bringing in nearly $4,000 more than the next-highest-paid individual. The list, published on pages 7 ...

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Highest-Paid Public School Officials, Part 2

Information was obtained on the highest-paid public school officials from representatives of school districts in Monroe County using the Freedom of Information Act and other sources. Ranked by current salary.
 

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University technology helps grow innovation ecosystem

  What do these products-nicotine patch, cochlear implant, FluMist-have in common? They all were invented in university labs. The nicotine patch was a result of research by Murray Jarvik at the University of California at Berkeley; the cochlear implant is ...

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The next level

Riding a golf cart across a campus dotted with construction projects, Rochester Institute of Technology president William Destler stopped to talk to a group of arriving freshmen. When one of them shouted a generic greeting-"What’s going on?"-Destler replied in a ...

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FLCC gets $1.1 million grant for student retention

Finger Lakes Community College has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve retention and transfer rates among academically needy, first-generation and low-income students, FLCC officials said.

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