First came the news Rochester City School District teachers fared horribly on state-mandated evaluations. In the first school year … Continue reading

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By this weekend, you should see two pop-up bicycle boulevards, one on the east and one on the west side … Continue reading

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  Rochester does not have a huge number of workers with limited English skills. Brookings Institution compiled statistics for 89 … Continue reading

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  The national poverty rate went down in 2013, but not in Monroe County. The 2013 poverty threshold for a … Continue reading

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An article on the Dropout Nation website highlights terrible statistics about the Rochester City School District. The Democrat and Chronicle … Continue reading

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  Foreign students are important to the Rochester economy, new data from the Brookings Institution shows. There were 6,782 international … Continue reading

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The state finally released 2012-2013 teacher evaluation data for individual districts and schools. We already knew by surveying districts that … Continue reading

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On Sunday, I made a blunt statement about the Ice Bucket Challenge:     The post clearly struck a nerve. … Continue reading

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The protests against police in Ferguson, Missouri have many communities discussing the makeup of their police departments. Only 11 percent … Continue reading

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  We like to say Rochester is a really affordable place to live. But one-third of households in the Rochester … Continue reading

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