Education news

Bill Hecht

Students and staff at the campus of Finger Lakes Community College are welcoming the addition of 33 acres of land to the East Hill Campus for outdoor recreation and education.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust, FLCC, and an anonymous donor, collaborated to purchase and transfer the land, previously owned by a private citizen.

Finger Lakes Land Trust Executive Director Andy Zepp says this land is in an area that they have focused on for years, and it was an opportunity to double the size of FLCC's field station in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Finger Lakes.

Six local school districts are partnering with the University of Rochester's Warner School to bring classrooms into the digital future.

The National Science Foundation had awarded the partners $3 million for a project to help train teachers to provide digitally-rich instruction. That means teaching in a classroom where students use mainly laptops and tablets to learn material and complete assignments.

Officials in the West Irondequoit School District say they are investigating a security concern after a call from a concerned citizen.

Authorities said on the district’s Facebook page that they have been working closely with Irondequoit Police, and had increased security at Sunday night’s football game in Victor, and that continued, along with a police presence, when the team returned to Irondequoit High School.

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Community members get a chance Thursday night to meet and offer feedback to Jaime Aquino, the man selected by the State Education Department to be the Rochester City School District's "distinguished educator."

The forum has been organized by a coalition of community groups who have been outspoken in their opposition to the concept of a distinguished educator, but group member Howard Eagle says they also credit  Aquino for recognizing the importance of engaging the community in any effort to turn the district around.


Just days after fights broke out at Marina Auto Stadium during a high school football game, the Rochester City school District is announcing new ticket procedures for this weekend's games featuring Wilson vs. Monroe and East High vs. Edison.

Students at each school can purchase tickets on Friday for $3 dollars, or at the gate the day of the game.

But those students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with the proper identification.

Fights broke out inside and outside the stadium last weekend, prompting officials to suspend the East-Wilson game.

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Education advocates in Rochester met Tuesday at Writers and Books to stand against high-stakes standardized testing, a practice they say is harmful to students, teachers and schools.

Henry Padron, a recently retired teacher from the Rochester City School District, says text anxiety starts early.

"I had a kindergarten student last year whose mom came up to me and said, “Mr. Padron, he’s not sleeping well, he’s not eating well, and when we have our chats, he’s so nervous about these tests he has to take because it's touted, it's do well, get rewards at kindergarten."


RIT’s College of Art and Design says it is moving its gallery space to the Sibley Building  in downtown Rochester.

The gallery is now located on College Avenue and it had been called “Gallery r“

The venue will move this fall to the first floor of the Sibley Building and it will be called RIT City Art Space.

The gallery will continue to serve as exhibition space for College of Art and Design students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

But gallery director John Aäsp  says this move will increase visibility for the artworks being displayed.

Honeoye Falls-Lima now in Urban-Suburban program

Sep 5, 2018

The Honeoye Falls-Lima School District is welcoming new students from the city of Rochester as it participates in the Urban-Suburban program for the first time.

Under the program, a few students from the Rochester City School District will be attending classes at HF-L.

Superintendent Gene Mancuso says it provides multiple opportunities for the district.


Fifteen students in RIT’s Industrial Design program will spend this semester designing products for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. It’s part of the university’s annual Metaproject, which pairs students with a different industry partner each year.


Officials cut the ribbon on a new 263-bed residence hall at the College at Brockport.

And using a method that is different from traditional construction, the facility was put up in just over a year.

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York constructed the building, using the concept of design-build to expedite the process, according to Director of Construction in Western New York Operations, Rob Ryan.