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Coming up on Connections: Monday, February 10

Feb 10, 2020

Credit College at Brockport

First hour: Cephas Archie, former chief diversity office for SUNY Brockport

Second hour: RCSD Superintendent Terry Dade on recent decisions related to the district's fiscal crisis

Cephas Archie was fired from his position as the chief diversity officer for the SUNY Brockport last month. The college has not disclosed why, despite outcry from the public, including Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. For the first time, Archie sits down at length to discuss his work and what he understands about his dismissal. We're also joined by Shaun Nelms, superintendent of East High School, who addresses the value of diversity work. In studio:

  • Cephas Archie, former chief diversity officer at SUNY Brockport
  • Shaun Nelms, superintendent of the East EPO, and associate professor and William & Sheila Konar Director of the Center for Urban Education Success at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education 

Then in our second hour, Rochester City School District Superintendent Terry Dade returns to Connections to address what he says are misconceptions circulating about the district's budget cuts. We discuss issues related to community-based organizations, pre-K options, and more. In studio:

  • Terry Dade, superintendent of the Rochester City School District