ASAR updates

Two school communities in limbo

Parents, teachers, and staff at School 1 knew that their school was scheduled to get work done soon — part of a $1.3 billion districtwide overhaul. They did not know, however, that the district was considering combining School 15 with their school. The proposal was made earlier this year, but nobody told them. "It just fell through the cracks," says school board member Willa Powell. "No one knows why." They finally did learn of the proposal at a meeting earlier this month.

NYS Exposed Education: How will the new RCSD Superintendent help the district?

ROCHESTER -- Next week, more than 27,000 students in the City of Rochester will be heading back to school. Back to a district that has consistently been the lowest performing in the state, a district where dozens of schools are failing. But, there's now a new superintendent at the helm and News10NBC caught up with her to see how she plans on changing the tide.

ASAR Year End Dinner

It is that special time of the year…..the end!!! So please join us for the ASAR Year End Dinner on Monday June 27th at the Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave.

State ed. commissioner rebuffs Warren's request

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has received a response (see below) from the state education commissioner on her request to have a voice in struggling city schools.

EXCLUSIVE: Overhaul of New York City's school suspension policies under fire

Mayor de Blasio’s school discipline overhaul is drawing fire from the teachers union and parents who say the city hasn’t done enough to back up the new policies that prompted a huge drop in student suspensions. Starting in 2015, city Education Department officials made it more difficult for principals to suspend students as part of a larger effort to improve school climate. The push came at least in part from de Blasio, who had criticized suspension policies as discriminatory toward black and Hispanic kids since his days as Public Advocate.