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Connections: What is the best path forward for the Rochester City School District

The Rochester Coalition for Public Education is local organization aiming to educate the public, educators, and policy makers about education research -- and how it can improve outcomes in the Rochester City School District. The coalition has developed a set of recommendations for the RCSD and the Board of Regents.

We sit down with coalition members to discuss the debate over a state takeover or mayoral control, and the most effective path forward. In studio:

  • Henry Padron, retired school #12 Kindergarten teacher and former RCSD bilingual director 
  • Vicki Robertson, RCSD parent, and School Based Planning Team member at Wilson Commencement
  • Dan Drmacich, coalition coordinator and retired principal of School Without Walls


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.