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School Shut Downs and Anticipated Reform Result in Tense Puerto Rican Educational Climate

According to NBC News, “about a quarter” of Puerto Rican schools are closing down at the end of the year as a result of the...

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MCC: School’s “Single Stop” Program Helps Disadvantaged Students Stay in College

By Staff – Now in its second year, Monroe Community College’s “Single Stop” program is helping disadvantaged students stay...

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Report: Low-Income Communities Face Nearly $30 Billion in Student Loan Debt

By Staff – The Education Trust–New York has recently released a report, titled “Drowning in Debt,” which draws on data...

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Mayor Warren: Six Employees in City’s 9-1-1 Center Placed on Leave Following Treyvan Rowe’s Death

By Staff – Mayor Lovely Warren has announced six employees in the city’s 9-1-1 Center have been placed on leave,...

Study Shows Alarming Gap Between Latino Teachers and Students

Recent studies have found that there are three times as many Latino students as there are Latino teachers, despite Latino teachers’...

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The Children’s Agenda Calls for More Accessible RSCD Budget

By Staff – The Children’s Agenda has released a policy brief calling for the Rochester City School District’s annual budget to be...

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Parents and Students Protest RCSD’s One-Year Extension of Principal’s Contract

By Staff –   A large group of parents and students showed up at a Rochester City School District school board meeting...

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Rochester City School District Graduation Rate Increases; State’s Minority Achievement Gap Still Persists

By Staff   The Rochester City School District’s June graduation rate has increased, rising from 47.7 percent in June 2016, to 51.9...

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MCC Investigates Placement of Racist Stickers on Campus

By Staff – Monroe Community College is investigating the placement of racist stickers representing the alt-right movement on its...

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RCSD Investigates Alleged Inappropriate Relationship Between Teacher, Student

By Staff – The Rochester City School District placed a teacher on leave Tuesday, pending an investigation into allegations the...