The New York State Education Department will host the 2023 New York State My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Symposium tomorrow, May 19, 2023, in Albany. Nearly 900 students, educators, and leaders from across the state will gather for this event on the MBK initiative to help boys and young men of color – and all students […]

Rochester City Council has approved the funding for the Rochester Police Department to place officers at schools. City Council voted earlier this week to fund overtime for RPD officers to be present at some of the schools in the City of Rochester. The officers will be at certain schools for the arrival and dismissal times. […]

The Rochester Teachers Association approved a contract for the next three years. The District School Board voted 7-0 in favor of it. The contract will give an annual 3.8% salary increase and a recruitment and a retention incentive of $1,500 to teachers. It also provides increased hourly compensation for professional development and curriculum development time […]

National educational assessment numbers are in they are not good, post Covid-19 pandemic. 4th and 8th graders fell behind in reading and had the largest ever decline in math. The alarming findings are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and math exams, often called the “Nation’s Report Card”. The gaps between White students […]

The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association put together Roc with your hands, an event that allowed students to explore skilled trades and automotive technology. Students in grades 7 through 12 participated. Executive Director, Robert Coyne, stated: “So what we have found by talking with employers, that they’re concerned about where the next generation of apprentices […]

If you have been wondering what you can do to impact the lives of young people in the city we have some information for you. This upcoming school year there is an opportunity for you to mentor a student. The Rochester City School District is looking for Black and Latino professionals to be a mentor […]

I wonder if the students in this news story were aware of the consequences of “Catfishing” a teacher. So three students in Gobles, Michigan devised a scheme to get nude photos of a teacher by pretending to be a 35 year old woman. The teacher thought he was talking to a woman he met on […]

A Louisiana bus driver was arrested after being caught on video beating up a child on his route. The bus driver identified as 72 year old Jerome McNabb was seen on video punching and kicking the child after claiming the student was being disrespectful. The school launched an investigation And the bus driver was immediately […]

The Rochester City School District is going to remote learning starting on Thursday. The district plans to return to in-person learning on Jan. 11 but will give an update by noon on January 10th. Not enough staff and substitute teachers to continue in-person learning is the reason RCSD is switching to remote at this time. […]

The latest news coming out of the Rochester City School District is the vote of ‘no confidence’ by the teachers in the district. The vote of ‘no confidence’ is for Superintendent Dr. Leslie Meyers Small’s plan for the increased violence in schools. 93% of teachers voted they have ‘no confidence’ in the Superintendent’s plan to […]

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