Lakethia Clark, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama resident, is transforming her home into a child care site, addressing the significant child care shortage in the state. After years of underpaid work in child care, she left the field to become a hospital housekeeper but missed working with children. Inspired by the 3by3 program, spearheaded by Holly Glasgow, […]

Some layoffs could be coming to the Rochester City School District teachers. The district’s Invest in Tomorrow reconfiguration plan calls for closing several schools and moving hundreds of students. At first, the Rochester Teachers Association was told more than 50 elementary teacher jobs could be cut in September. After Tuesday night’s school board meeting, that […]

Howard University is cutting ties with hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. The university’s Board of Trustees said it also directed administrators to cut financial ties to Combs, including returning a $1 million contribution, ending the scholarship program and dissolving a 2023 pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation. “Mr. Combs’ behavior as captured in a […]

Wegmans Food Markets has launched its Fill the Bus/Fill the Backpack campaign to provide food for school-aged children during the summer months when they lack access to free or reduced-price school lunches. Running from June 5-19, the campaign allows customers to donate $3, $5, or any amount at checkout, with all proceeds supporting local Feeding […]

Students at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy will have the opportunity to engage with organized labor unions from across the Rochester area.  These unions will provide valuable insights into trades such as plumbing, electrical work, automotive, sheet metal, and more.  This event offers students a firsthand look into potential career paths aligned […]

An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured after being gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. The incident occurred last Saturday when the bison, defending its space, lifted her about a foot off the ground. The woman’s current condition is unknown, and an investigation is underway. Bison, though not typically aggressive, can be defensive and […]

The Greece Central School District has seen a steady decline of bus drivers post-COVID. It started the year with 140 drivers and ended the year with 130 — a nearly 20-percent drop in drivers from 2019.  The district is looking to cut down on late bus arrivals with new changes. Greece is now considering having […]

Dorothy Jean Tillman II, a Chicago native, made history by becoming the youngest person to earn a doctoral degree in integrated behavioral health from Arizona State University at age 17. Tillman’s remarkable academic journey began at age 10 when she took her first college course. She earned an associate’s degree in psychology in 2016, a […]

Rush-Henrietta Superintendent Barbara Mullen will present a revised budget proposal at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night. The initial budget for the 2024-2025 school year failed to pass by just fifteen votes, leading to a revote scheduled for June 18. Mullen explained that the district had three options: adopt a contingency budget with […]

Demario Strickland will serve as interim superintendent of the Rochester City School District Board of Education. The district will continue its search for a school chief. Strickland begins serving in the position July 1, the day after Superintendent Carmine Peluso’s last day on the job. Peluso will be starting his new role as superintendent of […]

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