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From News 8 Monday marked the beginning of the Rochester City School District’s Phase 3 in returning students back to school in-person. The reopening plan involves a hybrid learning model with two days of in-person learning and two days virtual. A fully remote remains...
By: WXXI Some students in the Rochester City School District are back in the classroom, in-person, despite pushback from the Rochester Teachers Association. Parents in favor of in-person learning join us to talk about why they feel it's essential for their young...
Guest essayists: Kilolo S. Moyo-White, Kearstin Brown-Warren, School and Mary Beth Elko How many times have students and families supported the call for community support around teachers’ salaries, layoffs and government funding to support Rochester city...
By: Adria R. Walker Kilolo Moyo-White believes in centering parents' voices. After moving to Rochester from Pennsylvania last August, Moyo-White joined ROC the Future’s Parent Engagement Collaborative Action Network (PECAN) as a parent leader. A year later, she...
From News 8 The Rochester City School District says in order to return back to an in-person learning model, they need to know how many parents plan to have their student come back, and how many don’t. A survey was released last week among parents to figure it out, and...
From News 8 Parents in the Rochester City School District are sharing their reactions to the Superintendent’s timeline for bringing students back into the classroom. That timeline would have many special education students begin hybrid learning on January 4, with...
by: Atyia Collins A panel of parents, Rochester City School District officers, and educational organizations discussed Tuesday the challenges of remote learning, what resources parents need and how to be successful in the event of another shutdown. Remote learning can...
By News 8 ROC the Future, which focuses on bettering the lives of children, gave an update on the impact of the pandemic. It was part of the organization’s annual “State of Our Children Report Card.” It shows the percentage of students who are getting encouragement at...
By Raven Brown ROC the Future released its eighth annual "State of Our Children" report card Tuesday morning. “Being a part of this year’s State of Our Children report card and address is special to me because with it being the 8th annual report card I have seen...
by WHAM Children’s advocates say there are stories of success in the Rochester City School District, however there exist wide differences in outcomes within the district’s various schools. ROC the Future released its annual State of Our Children report, which focuses...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Josh Jensen 585-770-4268 firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS BRIEF ROC the Future would like to congratulate Dr. Lesli Myers-Small on officially being named as Superintendent for the Rochester City School District. As the first woman...
FCC data indicate that all blocks in Rochester have necessary digital infrastructure for both residential broadband and wireless communication. According to the US Census, the majority of city residents (88%) have some type of computer, smartphone or wireless device...
ROC the Future is Rochester’s collective impact initiative dedicated to improving outcomes for children and youth, from cradle-to-career. We are currently housed at The Children’s Agenda, our backbone organization, and achieve our goals through the engagement and...
ROC the Future knows that the success of our children relies on dedicated educators, thriving families and a community who cares. One thing's for sure, we're all in this together, and we want to provide you with helpful resources and tools to maintain a happy and...
If you are looking for ways to get involved, the United Way of Greater Rochester is providing essential support in response to COVID-19, including: Activation of the Community Crisis Fund, in partnership with Rochester Area Community Foundation, to support nonprofits...
ROC the Future is looking for a Family and Community Engagement Specialist to support the Family and Community Empowerment Manager in expanding upon the work of our Parent Network by engaging parent leaders, fostering parent decision-making and co-creation of...
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