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Milwaukee finds city schools shift no simple task

Lagging student achievement and graduation rates. Shrinking enrollment. Loud calls for change in the governance of the school district, and equally vehement opposition to mayoral control. But for the size of the district and its location, the process that has ...

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Nazareth College partners with Jewish Senior Life

Nazareth College of Rochester is partnering with Jewish Senior Life for a program that would provide educational and clinical relationships for the center’s residents and training opportunities for Nazareth students.

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Brizard presents plan to boost city schools

The Rochester City School District is adding specifics to its strategic plan intended to improve school offerings by giving more autonomy to high-performing schools and providing more structure for those failing to meet standards. Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard outlined the plan ...

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Nazareth releases schedule for dance festival

A performance by Inlet Dance Theatre and a choreographers’ panel with Garth Fagan highlight the schedule for the 2010 Dance Festival at Nazareth College of Rochester.

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RCSD board president, Duffy to discuss mayoral control

Mayor Robert Duffy and Rochester City School District Board President Malik Evans are scheduled to participate in an April 1 panel discussion of mayoral control of city schools, officials announced Wednesday.

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RCSD graduate rate dips to 46 percent

Graduation rates for the Rochester City School District have fallen to 46 percent for students who entered high school in 2005-2006, data released Tuesday by the state shows.

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RIT receives federal grant for library research

Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $580,174 federal grant for a research project dealing with sustainable preservation practices in libraries.

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Lecture focuses on redesigning suburbs

Ellen Dunham-Jones, an expert on urban and suburban design and author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs,” is the guest speaker for the March 23 Reshaping Rochester lecture series.

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CGR begins survey on mayoral control

More than 2,000 surveys were mailed Monday to homes in Rochester to assess the opinion of city residents on Mayor Robert Duffy’s proposal to shift oversight of the Rochester City School District to City Hall.

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New UR center opens an option for research

When working on medical research intended to find new treatments for diseases, researchers who need to cross the divide between animal testing and human clinical trials typically have two options-to hire an outside company for the clinical trials or to ...

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Private Schools

Private Schools in Monroe County tat responded to a survey; ranked by total enrollment.

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RIT campus to be included in Google Maps

Prospective students who want to take a look at the campus at Rochester Institute of Technology soon will be able to do so at the click of a mouse.

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Bill would alter spending from endowments

Local colleges and non-profit organizations are gearing for a change in how they can spend from endowment funds, giving them more flexibility during difficult financial periods. The legislation, known as the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act or UPMIFA, ...

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Royalties land UR at No. 9

The University of Rochester ranks among the nation’s leaders in royalty revenue from licensed technology for fiscal 2008, bringing in a school-record $72.3 million. A study released by the Association of University Technology Managers shows that UR ranked No. 9 ...

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MCC chief bolsters ties to business

Monroe Community College’s growing role in economic development locally was the focus of an event Thursday sponsored by the Rochester branch of Financial Executives International. Anne Kress, MCC president, spoke on the importance of the college’s partnerships with the business ...

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