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Here are the PDF's of the summary and legislation.More Teaching Less Testing Act Summary.pdf…Continue
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From: Dan Drmacich [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:28 AMTo: David Long, Sean Smith, Dave Atias, Eileen, David Kurtz, and 81 more...Subject: 3/17 Rochester Coalition for Public Education Meeting…Continue
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From: Dan DrmachichSent: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 10:01 AMTo: David Long, Sean Smith, Dave Atias, Eileen Graham, David Kurtz, and 81 more...Minutes: 2/24 Rochester Coalition for Public Education MeetingAttendance: Howie Maffucci, Chojy…Continue
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The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, 2/23/236-7:30 pmFor Zoom Link, Contact John Boutet @ email@example.comA PDF of the minutes are here:…Continue
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From: Dan Drmacich <firstname.lastname@example.org>Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:04 AMTo: RCPE groupSubject: Rochester Coalition for Public Education Jan. 28th Meeting Minutes Present: Howie Maffucci, Lee Loomis, John Boutet, Chojy…Continue
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From: Dan Drmacich [mailto:email@example.com]Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:24 AMTo: David Long, Sean Smith, Dave Atias, Eileen, David Kurtz and 78 more...Subject: Feb. 10th Rochester Coalition for Public Education Meeting…Continue
-> John Curran's revised list Addressing the Needs of Homeless Students v.2.pdf
-> John Curran's 1st list John Curran shelter features 1.pdf.
Extraction of Community Schools and Busing issues from Lovely Warren's Rochester 2034 Draft: Rochester 2034 - Community Schools - Busing.pdf
I extracted this 76KB pdf out of the huge 244,191KB Rochester 2034 draft. She has incorporated most everything we have been fighting for in this draft regarding neighborhood/community schools and local busing!
In particular this caught my eye:
"And assuming that expanded learning can be credited for at least some of the improvement at community schools like School 17 and East Upper and Lower, some city officials are interested in seeing the district add more of them, too.
Ten more city schools will begin converting to the community school model in the coming academic year: Schools 10, 16, 19, 28, and 33; Wilson Foundation; Leadership Academy for Young Men; Edison Career and Technology High School; Integrated Arts and Technology High School; and Vanguard Collegiate High School. All are low-performing schools, according to the state."
Terry Dade has been chosen as our next Superintendent: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/terry-dade-will-be...
Here are a couple of interesting articles from the D&C:
I should also note that while many of the Districts problems are of its own making or from the poverty and social issues it faces, many also come from State and Federal mandates and regulations which in some cases hurt effective teaching, are disruptive to schools in the District and hurt our neighborhoods.
RCSD board rejects Connected Communities plan to adopt School 33 as a community school
Check out this news on School 29: RCSD School No. 29 celebrates inclusion, Scroll down for all 6 parts
-> 14611 & 14619 Census Data to calculate school age population. Here is some data John Laing pulled together.
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