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Teacher assessments lack balance, critics cry

As state lawmakers push for a bill to extend the timeline for implementation, school districts across New York must prepare to manage a new teacher evaluation system imposed as part of the state budget—or risk losing increased state aid. Gov. ...

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Schools agree on advantages of technology

Whether private or public, schools agree about technology use in the classroom: It is essential. The positive aspects of using smartboards, tablets and desktop computers to teach and learn overrule any drawbacks, area educators say. “The teachers love the way ...

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Sweeping reforms address failing schools

The Rochester City School District is preparing for one of the most significant shifts in education history, a new plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that gives the state unprecedented power to take over failing schools. The change is part of ...

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An eye on the bottom line at private schools

With an eye to securing stability and growth, private school officials know the importance of financial planning. “It’s vital to our long-term success,” said Christina Mancini, director of alumni relations and development at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Private schools ...

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A mission to provide alternative education

Rochester area parents know what they want when it comes to their children’s education: Of the state’s 233 charter schools, Monroe County is home to 13, with a 14th to open in the fall. By comparison, Syracuse, considered the central ...

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Inside the 11th edition of the Report Card

Welcome to the 11th edition of the Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card. This examination of area schools has changed in a number of ways since it debuted in 2005. At first, the Report Card examined only Monroe County schools. ...

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RBJ Schools Report Card: Ontario County private schools

Calvary Chapel Christian School 1777 Route 332, Farmington N.Y. 14425 (585) 398-2218 www.ccfingerlakes.org Principal: Mark Leckie Enrollment:    55 Grades taught:    K-8 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    NA Median years of teaching:    NA Yearly tuition:    NA Staff:    Teachers:    7    ...

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RBJ Schools Report Card: Ontario County public schools

Bloomfield Central School District P.O. Box 98, Oakmount Ave. East Bloomfield, N.Y. 14443 (585) 657-6121 www.bloomfieldcsd.org Superintendent: Michael Midey District Profile Total district population:    6,660 Communities served:    East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bristol Enrollment:    951 Staff:    Teachers:    88    Other ...

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Tough decisions are part of the territory

Bearing the burden of making tough calls is a big part of why they pay CEOs the big bucks. “In addition to having the courage to make a big decision, you need the fortitude to deal with unpleasant surprises,” consultant ...

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Putting Paychex back on the growth track

Martin Mucci

(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) When Martin Mucci was named president and CEO of Paychex Inc. in 2010, the company was coming off an unprecedented year—and not of the good sort. On the heels of the recession, Paychex had its first-ever ...

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CEO sees acquisitions, overseas expansion

While the manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the past century and a half, one constant—locally, as well as nationally—has been Gleason Corp. The Rochester-based manufacturer was founded in 1865. Over the years, it has not only survived, it has ...

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Going from a tiny shop to an industry leader

You might say Gleason Corp., which is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary, helps make the gears of industries turn all over the world. “We offer to the market everything they need to produce gears,” said Alan Finegan, director of ...

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Global journey began with Kate Gleason

Gleason Corp.’s international expansion began with an illness, a gamble and a woman. In 1893, Kate Gleason, daughter of founder William Gleason, traveled unaccompanied to Europe. Armed only with $200 and one dress, she traveled to England, Scotland, France and ...

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Gleason Corp.: Family members were pioneers and leaders

Gleason Corp. began as a small family business, and family played—and continues to play—a central part in its history. The founder, and then his grown children, controlled the company for nearly 100 years. A brief look at four members of ...

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