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Connections: Update on the "Time to Educate" project

When the Democrat and Chronicle launched its Time to Educate project one year ago, its reporters and editors could not foresee the current debate waged over a possible state takeover of the Rochester City School District. Time to Educate was designed to help the community find solutions to improve Rochester’s failing schools. Throughout a year of reporting, the team learned that solutions won’t be sustainable without deep, systemic change. Could that be a state takeover?

We’re joined by D&C reporters and educators who discuss what they learned through their work. They also weigh in on plans released by Mayor Lovely Warren, Assembly member Harry Bronson, and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy. In studio:

  • Julie Philipp, senior engagement editor for the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Mike Kilian, executive editor for the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Justin Murphy, education reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Erica Bryant, columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.