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From Connections When schools closed in March and teachers and students were pushed to online learning settings, the transition proved difficult for students who lack internet access and technology. The digital divide continues to be a concern, and the team at ROC the...
For Release: Contact Andrew Crook o: 202-393-8637 | c: 607-280-6603 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers has released a detailed road map that, in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, charts a path to safely and responsibly reopen school...
Thinking About Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts Through a Science-Informed, Early Childhood Lens
by Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. and David R. Williams, Ph.D., Harvard University The COVID-19 virus is ruthlessly contagious and, at the same time, highly selective. Its capacity to infect is universal, but the consequences of becoming infected are not. While there are...
From WXXI Connections Pittsford Town Board member Stephanie Townsend, who is also the director of research and analytics at ROC the Future, is speaking out about the need for scientific literacy. She says the pandemic has underscored the erosion of this kind of...
From City Newspaper Greenlight Networks and the city of Rochester have signed an agreement to allow the company to expand its fiber optic network throughout the city, officials announced Tuesday. Greenlight already has a presence in Rochester, particularly in...
From Minority Reporter Op-ed by Kilolo Moyo-White Parents of students with special needs are faced early on with a life full of judgements, hard decisions, and misguided recommendations concerning the educational pathways offered to their children. Recently, a highly...
From Rochester Business Journal The recipients of the Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Excellence awards have been selected. The Women of Excellence awards identify high-achieving women for their tremendous career accomplishments. The women are selected...
College and career readiness in the 21st century requires critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, information, media, technology, and career skills. These cannot be learned solely in the classroom nor assessed only by exams. Research supports the...
From WHEC A local organization held talks on the Rochester City School District's budget Thursday night. The Children's Agenda offered a "teach-in" that discussed what caused the budget crisis. It says misreporting of numbers caused it. The organization says it...
From 13 WHAM Dozens of parents and community members came together Thursday to learn more about the financial crisis facing the Rochester City School District. Two community organizations - Roc the Future and The Children’s Agenda - teamed up for a forum on the...
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Thank you for attending Making Sense of the RCSD Budget! Here are handouts from the event: PowerPoint Presentation presented by Eammon Scanlon, TCA Policy Analyst Important RCSD Budget Dates Where Does RCSD Funding Come From Who Controls RCSD Budget How Does RCSD...
ROC the Future is looking for an experienced Administrative/Grants Assistant. If you're super organized with an eye for detail, experienced with budget management and love to help others, submit your resume and cover letter to Michelle Yale,...
7th Annual State of Our Children Address & Report Card Release Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:45am - 11am Holiday Inn, Downtown 70 State Street Tables $300; Individual ticket $50 Register Here