The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City has received a groundbreaking $1 billion donation from Ruth Gottesman, chairperson of the college’s board of trustees, making tuition free for its students. This generous gift, one of the largest to an educational institution in the U.S., was made possible through funds left by Gottesman’s […]

President Joe Biden announced the automatic cancellation of federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers under the new SAVE program. This initiative, part of a broader repayment plan offering a quicker route to forgiveness, will see the first round of cancellations clearing $1.2 billion in loans for those who have been repaying for a decade […]

Rochester’s Own Roland Williams is not only a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL Superbowl champion but also the founder of the Champion Academy that’s been around since 2015 to help teens in the area overcome barriers and reach their full potential. As of now the Champion’s Academy program is servicing 100 teens and with this […]

The Rochester school board voted to change 7 different school names, and one school is being named after Andrew A. Langston. The Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Monroe County Broadcasting Company and WDKX-FM.  Andrew A. Langston Middle School at the Jefferson Campus at Edgerton Park. The schools are listed below, along with the district’s descriptions […]

On February 12, 2024, about 20 students and their teachers from five Rochester schools traveled to Albany to advocate for the Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The delegation aims to meet with state legislators to discuss the importance of sustaining AP program support. Their agenda includes addressing the funding for AP exam fees and the necessity […]

In an innovative approach to addressing the retirement savings gap, TIAA, a leader in retirement services, has collaborated with hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean and other artists, including Pusha T, Lola Brooke, Capella Grey, and Flau’jae to release a new track called “Paper Right.” This initiative aims to raise awareness among younger generations about the importance […]

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February 9, 2024

To educate young readers about Black history, experts recommend literature as a valuable resource. Books can engage children in the nuanced aspects of Black history, fostering curiosity and understanding. During Black History Month, figures like Meg Medina, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, highlight the importance of providing children with rich texts that respect […]

(NPR) – The White House hosted its first-ever summit on arts and culture, titled “Healing, Bridging, Thriving,” in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), brought together policymakers, arts advocates, community leaders, and artists to explore the multifaceted role of the arts […]

Dozens of people voiced their concerns this week at a community meeting on the future of the East High School partnership with the University of Rochester. Rochester City School District Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso wants out of the partnership, while the University of Rochester and East H.S. leadership are eager for an extension. East H.S. […]

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