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Partnerships bring business models into schools

The second-grade class at Virgil I. Grissom School No. 7 in the Rochester City School District has nearly 1,900 books, and it is thanks in no small part to Paychex Inc. The company partnered with the school through the district’s ...

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UR begins solar program with $3.2 million grant

The University of Rochester is starting a program to advance the development of practical solar energy technology worldwide thanks to a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Can the charter model make a difference for the city’s schools?

When Eva Moskowitz chaired the Education Committee of the New York City Council, she demanded to know why Mayor Michael Bloomberg and schools Chancellor Joel Klein didn’t do a better job improving public education. Rochester school Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard, then ...

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Former Batavia teacher resigns from state post

Duffy Palmer, New York’s deputy secretary of education since November 2008, has resigned. Palmer previously was a teacher for 33 years in the Batavia City School District.

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The long and short of it

Long division has become symbolic of all the skills that are no longer essential because technology has made it unnecessary to be proficient in certain specialties.

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New calendar to make RIT more competitive

In three years, students at Rochester Institute of Technology will go to classes and co-ops during semesters rather than quarters. But before, administrators and professors will be part of a lengthy process to make the transition. that can happenSince announcing ...

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New calendar to make RIT more competitive

In three years, students at Rochester Institute of Technology will go to classes and co-ops during semesters rather than quarters. But before that can happen, administrators and professors will be part of a lengthy process to make the transition. Since ...

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Q4: Nabil Nasr, director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT

Q4: Nabil Nasr, director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT Q: This week Eastman Kodak Co. announced it is giving $1 million to the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. What will the funding be used for? ...

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Ontario County Schools Report Card: Private Schools

CALVARY CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1777 Route 332, Farmington, N.Y. 14425 (585) 398-2218 www.ccfingerlakes.org Principal: Mark Leckie Enrollment: 97 Grades taught: K-12 Coed: Yes Staff:    Number of teachers: 14    Number of other professional staff: 2 Student racial/ethnic origin:    American Indian or Alaska Native: 0/0% ...

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Monroe County Schools Report Card: Private Schools

ALLENDALE COLUMBIA SCHOOL 519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester N.Y. 14618 (585) 381-4560 www.allendalecolumbia.org Headmaster: Charles Hertrick Principals: Diane Kingsley, John Harrison,    Hank Theuer Enrollment: 388 Grades taught: Pre-K to 12 Coed: Yes Median teacher salary: $47,715 Median years of teaching: 14 Yearly tuition: $6,300-18,125 Staff: ...

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State’s aid cuts put pressure on school districts

In years past, school districts across New York learned well the intricate dance that the governor would do with the state Legislature regarding the state aid they would receive, says Jody Siegle, executive director of the Monroe County School Boards ...

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We compile all the data; you make the judgments

Five years ago, the Rochester Business Journal produced its first schools report card. It was a big undertaking: Editors pored through mountains of data to compile the information. Deciding what data to present was a thorny process: Which test scores ...

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