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Duffy charts goals for district plan

During his first two years in office, Mayor Robert Duffy discovered that anti-truancy efforts in the Rochester City School District were, as he put it, nearly invisible. The district had cut its attendance teams, and it became clear to Duffy ...

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St. John Fisher gets $3 million for track and field complex

St. John Fisher College received a $3 million gift, the third largest in the school’s history, to fund the creation of a track and field complex on campus, the college announced Monday.

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Majority supports city control of Rochester’s public schools

The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Mayor Robert Duffy's plan to seek city government control of the Rochester City School District. Roughly 840 readers participated in the poll, which was conducted Jan. 4 and 5, and dozens submitted comments.

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UR seeks $1.8B in funding

Motivated by the federal stimulus, the University of Rochester requested its largest amount of sponsored research funding ever in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, university filings from December show. In fiscal 2009 the university made some $1.8 billion ...

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Majority supports city control of Rochester’s public schools

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Mayor Robert Duffy’s plan to seek city government control of the Rochester City School District. The graduation rate has improved to 50 percent from 39 percent, but ...

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Greece superintendent to retire

Greece Central School District Superintendent Steven Achramovitch will retire July 1, the district said Tuesday.

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Audit: Fairport raised tax levy despite surplus

Audit findings released Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli show that while increasing the tax levy by 17 percent, Fairport Central School District accumulated $16.6 million in excess funds over five years. The Fairport School District disagrees with the report.

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UR incentives program helps employees buy in city

Employees of the University of Rochester are eligible to receive up to $17,000 in benefits if they find a home in city neighborhoods closest to the River Campus and the medical center.

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School finds recession beautiful for growth

By MARY STONE The recession, for some, is the opportunity to recycle their professional skills into a new career. And for places such as the Continental School of Beauty Culture Ltd., the recession presents an opportunity for expansion. With enrollment ...

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Stuart Steiner has led Genesee Community College since 1975

When an educator or an administrator spends decades at the same school, people around that person invariably speak of what he or she has done to shape the school’s culture. In the case of Stuart Steiner, president of Genesee Community ...

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RIT, Delphi program to get federal funds

A joint program between Rochester Institute of Technology and Delphi Corp.’s automotive systems will get $1.6 million to apply fuel-cell technology into Department of Defense power systems.

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