Current Articles

  • Honoring  Women's History

    Honoring Women's History

    Commissioner Willa Powell discusses women's history, the current status of women, and the importance of supporting the education and aspirations of girls and young women.

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  • Undocumented Children in Rochester City Schools

    Undocumented Children in Rochester City Schools

    Commissioner Hallmark defines the terms "immigrant", "refugee", and "undocumented" to clarify this issue. She clarifies the law regarding immigrant, refugee and undocumented students and their families, and the school district's responsibility for these students.

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  • The Significance of the Frederick Douglass Monument

    The Significance of the Frederick Douglass Monument

    Commissioner Malik Evans reviews the multitude of accomplishments of Frederick Douglass: orator, abolitionist, statesman, and force behind the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. He explains the origins of the monument to Frederick Douglass in Rochester, and why his achievements continue to matter today.

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  • No Time to Wait for Superman

    No Time to Wait for Superman

    An article by President White, posted November 6, 2015

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  • 10 Habits of Hope

    10 Habits of Hope

    Ten simple things that families can do to ensure that our students have a strong start and a successful academic year. An article by Board President White, posted August 26, 2016.

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  • Elements of Student Success

    Elements of Student Success

    Each of us has a role to play in promoting the success of our students: parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and students themselves. Board Vice President Elliott discusses the importance of each partner in helping students realize their potential and in enhancing their prospects in life. Posted September 3, 2014

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  • Raising the Achievement of Latino Students

    Raising the Achievement of Latino Students

    Latino students comprise a rapidly growing and diverse segment of the student population of the Rochester City School District, including recent immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean and children of families who have lived in this community for generations. The unique strengths and challenges facing each of these groups has to be understood in order to identify effective approaches to enable these students to succeed. At the same time, Latino students add to the rich multicultural environment of our schools, fostering an understanding of the diversity in our world. An article by Commissioner Cruz, posted September 3, 2014.

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  • Health and Wellness is a Priority

    Health and Wellness is a Priority

    Health and wellness is a priority for the Rochester City School District. The wellness of our students and staff has a direct impact on student success. We are committed to providing school environments that promote health, well-being, and learning by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Released June 9, 2014

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  • Recommendations of the Board's Special Committees

    Recommendations of the Board's Special Committees

    A synthesis of perspectives on recommendations of the Special Committee on student achievement together with key Ad hoc Committee on Common Core State Standards and the Latino Student Achievement Committee recommendations. Released May 13, 2014

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  • Importance of Physical and Mental Health

    Importance of Physical and Mental Health

    Prioritizing the physical and mental health of our students, an essay by Commissioner Malik Evans. Released March 3, 2014

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  • 45-Day Action Plan

    45-Day Action Plan

    An action plan by Board President Van Henri White. Released January 21, 2014.

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