School Board

City files appeal on RCSD referendum

22 hours ago
Emily Hunt for WXXI News

As Mayor Lovely Warren promised, the city filed an appeal Friday in the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division, asking the court to reverse a recent court decision barring a referendum on a state takeover of the Rochester City School District.

In June, City Council approved Warren's request for a referendum on a temporary takeover of the district, which would remove the elected Rochester school board.

We sit down for our final conversation with candidates for Rochester City School Board before the primary. This hour, we're joined by Ricardo Adams, Andria Bryant, and Howard Eagle to discuss their platforms and their thoughts on the possible state takeover of the district. 

While Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren calls for a state takeover of the Rochester City School Board, candidates are hoping the voters will decide who runs the school system. The June 25th primary will proceed, despite the chaos. This is the second in a series of conversations with the candidates.

In studio:

We continue our 2019 election coverage with the first of several conversations with candidates for Rochester City School Board. This hour, we hear from four candidates about their platforms and their thoughts about the proposed state takeover of the board.

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Time is running out for the Rochester City School District to respond to Distinguished Educator Jamie Aquino’s report.

After years of sagging graduation rates, the report calls for a “total reset” of most parts of the district including finances, management, and educational outcomes.

The response is due Friday.

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The organization representing more than 600 public school boards across the state says how science is taught in the classroom will influence how a generation of students think about climate change.

Starting this fall, new standards for teaching science go into effect in New York.  They put a much more specific emphasis on the role of human activity in global warming.

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear an interview with Dave Albert, spokesman for the New York State School Boards Association.

We continue our series of interviews with the candidates for Rochester City School Board. We discuss the candidates’ priorities, and we discuss hot issues in the election. In studio:

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Rochester City School Board, and they all say it’s time for change. We sit down with the candidates in groups of three to learn why they are running, to hear their platforms, and to explore their ideas for improving struggling schools and increasing the ranks of teachers of color in the district. It’s your chance to meet the candidates and ask your questions. In studio:

WATCH: Rochester School Board President Van White

May 22, 2017

The Rochester School Board recently passed a nearly $900 million budget. District spending has a few critics among Rochester’s mayoral candidates who are calling for more accountability and transparency. One person who has spent much time dissecting what’s working and what’s not in city schools is Board President Van White. He joins this edition of Need to Know to talk mayor-school district partnership, the current state of the city school system and more.

Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to take part in elections for district school board and district budgets. Jody Siegle, executive director of the Monroe County School Boards Association joins us to talk about the elections, and the educational topics that may sway voting decisions.