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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Erica Bryant

2 January 2019

New York, United States

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In recent years, School 145 in New York City has significantly bolstered its mental health counseling services, with the help of the nonprofit Counseling in Schools, and test scores are starting to improve. "I have 52...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

14 December 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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Student-led initiatives in Rochester City School District help students of color share their experiences with racism and foster communication between students, faculty, and administration - within and outside the clas...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

29 November 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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Nathaniel Rochester Community School 3 in the Rochester City School District in New York has a record of poor academic achievement, but a special accelerated summer math program had 16 seventh graders pass the Regents...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

1 November 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Both Rochester, NY and Windsor, Ontario are destinations for refugees. However, Ontario has had more success acclimating these newcomers through its early education programs. On a reporting trip, Rochester's Democrat ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Erica Bryant

27 October 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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Rochester, NY received a $1.2 million grant to encourage suburban students to enroll in public city schools, but only a few preschoolers moved to different schools and no students in upper grades transferred. Some lea...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Erica Bryant

13 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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One year after a Bronx school closed its doors to students on the basis of pass rates as low as 10 percent, a pioneering principal reopened the school on the same site with the same students. In the first year, 61 per...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

18 July 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Recent reports show steady improvement for students attending Indianapolis’ Innovation Schools - a unique model that “marries the autonomy of charter schools with the resources and scale of a school district.” While I...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

5 June 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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East High High School in the Rochester City School District is three years into an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) with the University of Rochester and has seen measures of success, most notably the fact th...

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