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Today, the Rochester Board of Education honored Shalinda Bollar, this year’s recipient of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, which is awarded each year to a high school student who has made a significant contribution toward improving race relations in their school or community.
On Saturday, May 20, the Rochester City School District’s ROC Restorative Team, along with the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, held their Restoring Rochester Conference in downtown Rochester.
On Sunday, May 21, the 128th Annual Transfer of Flags Ceremony took place at the Franklin Campus.
On Thursday, May 11, World of Inquiry School No. 58 hosted a Math and Movement Family Fun Night for the families of students in grades kindergarten through six.
On Monday, May 1, Abelard Reynolds School No. 42 and Henry Hudson School No 28 were recognized as winners in the myOn Spring Into Reading contest held over the District spring recess.
Dr. Joy DeGruy is an ambassador for healing.
Yesterday, members from the New York City Leadership Academy (NYCLA) attended the Principals meeting and presented their new pilot program called Equity Sims.
Today members of Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams’ Cabinet viewed the documentary film I’m Not Racist…Am I? where they were immersed in conversations led by Superintendent Deane-Williams and West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeffrey Crane immediately following the film.
Today students from the Rochester City School District led students through thought-provoking discussions and activities at the ROC2CHANGE Student Summit on Race.
Today the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) officially announced World of Inquiry School No. 58 Principal Sheelarani Webster as the 2017 New York State K-12 Building Principal of the Year.
A video created for the Rochester City School District’s More & Better Learning Time program won a Telly Award this week.
Congratulations to the Wilson X-Cats for their recognition as one of the regional winners in the 2017 Finger Lakes FIRST regional robotics competition.
Today, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams presented Caroline Howe and Caroline Stubbe’s students at Virgil I. Grissom School No. 7 with Certificates of Recognition for their Extreme Classroom Makeover.
Leaders from the Rochester City School District, ESL Charitable Foundation, The Strong National Museum of Play and Causewave Community Partners assembled at Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45 today to announce mid-point results of its “Cold Can’t Stop Us” student attendance initiative.
We are receiving technical support from the New York City Leadership Academy, or NYCLA, which has a track record of helping urban districts build Principal pipelines that have a positive impact on student achievement.
This week, as the legislature works on the State budget due April 1, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams will be in Albany urging increased support for Rochester schools.
- On February 9th and 10th experts from the New York City Leadership Academy visited Rochester to join Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams; along with members of her executive cabinet, leadership from Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester, and two school Principals, to launch and initiative that will identify and train school Principals within the District.
In a special Cabinet meeting on February 7, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams gathered together a group of 40 instructional coaches, content directors, and other central office educators, who will form the new Teaching and Learning School Partnership and Support Teams.
On February 15, the School of the Arts Gospel Choir, directed by John Gabriele, and Jazz Band, directed by Doug Stone, performed at City Hall as part of the Celebrate Black Heritage City Hall Gospel Hour.
The Rochester City School District held its sixth annual winter graduation on February 7 at the Benjamin Franklin Campus.
On Saturday, February 4, the Rochester City School District held its annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Fair at the District offices.
Thirteen teams of our future city planners and engineers, approximately 100 city students, grades 5-8, present 3D models depicting their vision of Rochester in the future.
This morning Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Kendra March, joined Mayor Lovely Warren and Jackie Campbell, Alliance Director of Roc the Future, at the Children’s Agenda to speak about the launch of ReadyRosie
Since its inception in 2000, Lifetouch Memory Mission has given employees and volunteers a chance to travel to destinations around the world and spend a week doing intensive volunteer work.
On Thursday, January 19, Pre-K staff members from District schools and community providers attended an all-day learning session on ReadyRosie.
Over the past 100 days, members of Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams’ Cabinet led five Listening and Learning project teams that have been engaging people who are served by or support the Rochester City School District.
Families had the opportunity to explore school options for students in all grades, enjoy student performances and get a free blanket at this year’s RCSD School Expo at the Sibley Building.
District leaders Wednesday employed an "equity simulator" to deepen their discussion about improving leadership and taking intentional steps to eliminate personal bias, institutional racism and racial disparities among students.
Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams led two Town Hall sessions with Central Office staff to discuss the critical role they must play in assisting schools, minimizing red tape so that Principals can focus on instructional leadership.
At today's Cabinet meeting, School Chief Beverly Burrell-Moore and Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams led a discussion among top District leaders on how to help achieve racial equity in our schools.
Chief Ombudsman and Compliance Officer Yolanda Asamoah-Wade spoke Tuesday morning (Dec. 13) to RCSD senior leaders in the Superintendent’s Cabinet, reinforcing the need to improve the experience of students and families as they navigate our school system.
Yesterday, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced that the State Education Department awarded $10 million in grants to 56 organizations for two New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiatives.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kendra March, along with Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, visited Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10.
Jerome Underwood, Director of Family Initiatives, led a discussion of chronic absence and helping schools to improve student attendance with senior District leaders in Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams’ Cabinet meeting today.