SW Education Forum

This group is intended for use as a forum for discussing Education topics of interest to our SW Rochester community and for organizing information on our public schools, the RCSD and other education topics.

Location: Rochester, NY
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Latest Activity: on Sunday

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Discussion Forum

Would it be ethical for NY State to keep poor parents out of their child's school?

Started by John Boutet on Sunday. 0 Replies

Was that an easy "NO!!" for you?  I agree!  Unfortunately that is precisely what is happening with the busing reimbursement formula NY State has.  We can say we blundered into this situation, but once we realize what is happening, it is OUR…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2019-02-27

Started by John Boutet Mar 8. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, February 27, 20196:30 to 8:00 pm atArnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett BoulevardThe video of this meeting can be viewed at:…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - September 11, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the September 11th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Jay Ross, Dan Ross, Sarah Yaworski, Ernestine Brown, Moiet James, Brianna Dean, Redell Freeman, Lee LoomisAugust…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - August 14, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the August 14th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Jay Ross, Dan Ross, Sarah Yaworski, Joe Baldino, Mary Romsom, Carla Roberts, Ernestine BrownJuly minutesSharedSchool…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - July 10, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the July 10th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Sarah Yaworski, Joe Baldino, Moiet James, Julie Philipp (D&C), Benny Calderon (D&C), June minutes ApprovedNew…Continue

School 19 Community Engagement Team (CET) #1 and Receivership Hearing Feb 6, 2019

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by John Boutet Mar 5. 1 Reply

CET (Community Engagement Team) MeetingWednesday, Feb 6, 2019, 5:00 pmSchool 19Video of part of the CET meeting is at: PresentationFeedback OpportunityWhat is…Continue

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Comment by John Boutet on February 8, 2016 at 6:42pm

-> Citizen Action of New York - Stand Up for Kids Campaign Will Confront Child Poverty w/  Progressive Birth-to-College Agenda

Comment by John Boutet on January 19, 2016 at 1:49am

-> The Buffalo News - Battled-tested as educator, Cimusz is lured by new city: Rochester

This article does a nice job of giving Linda Cimusz's background.

Comment by John Boutet on January 16, 2016 at 12:31am
Comment by John Boutet on January 10, 2016 at 1:36pm

->  What It Takes To Enhance African American Male Success In College.

Here is a great Hélène Biandudi Hofer interview with MCC President Anne Kress, MCC student Marcus Blythers, and MCC Alum and Vice President of Advancement for the Rochester Area Community Foundation and VP of Rochester City Council, Dana Miller:

Comment by Mark Sweetland on January 4, 2016 at 12:48am

Very positive, and I like what he's saying.  Hope he can accomplish something, as the time is now for some forward action.  Best wishes to him for a meaningful tenure.

Comment by John Boutet on January 3, 2016 at 11:01pm

-> Here is an interesting D&C article on Dan Lowengard:

Comment by John Boutet on November 8, 2015 at 3:43pm
Comment by Marcy Lloyd on August 17, 2015 at 2:17am

Thanks for that last article, John! Excellent. May she win!

Comment by John Boutet on August 16, 2015 at 1:03am
Comment by John Boutet on July 8, 2015 at 3:12pm

Schools for sale

An interesting story by Tim Macaluso and Christine Fien


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