Students tell Rochester's fish tale

Students tell Rochester's fish tale


Rochester's students continue to lag in English and math

The State Education Department released the spring 2019 test results for grades 3-8 in English and math today, and the Rochester City School District remains the lowest performing of the state's Big Five districts. Only 13.2 percent of the Rochester district's students were grade-level proficient in English.


Council approves rezoning former Colgate campus

During its meeting Tuesday night, City Council voted 5-3 to rezone the former Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus from Institutional Planned Development to a Planned Development District. The new zoning clears a major hurdle for developer Angelo Ingrassia, since it allows for greater flexibility in the development of the site. 


Andreatta named new CITY editor

WXXI announced this week that its subsidiary, Rochester Area Media Partners has selected local award-winning journalist David Andreatta as the new editor of CITY Newspaper. Andreatta brings to the position nearly 20 years of experience as an investigative journalist and columnist for a variety of newspapers, most recently with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


PERSPECTIVES: Angelica Perez-Delgado

The new Ibero president on serving Rochester's Latinx community
Angelica Perez-Delgado's path to CEO and president of the Ibero-American Action League was challenging. And it certainly wasn't something she could imagine was possible for her when she was a young Latina growing up in the North Clinton neighborhood.


Feedback 8/21

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Neighborhood schools: popular but impossible?

For many people, a return to neighborhood schools wouldn’t be a hard sell. But as with many things, that’s easier said than done.

Urban Journal

The people's pitch: Cricket and Rochester

Nurtured by immigrants from India and the Caribbean, cricket is one of the city’s oldest sporting traditions. Current cricketers are hoping some of their children will follow their lead.


Urban Action 8/14

This week's call to action includes the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Urban Action

Local churches receive preservation funds

Four historic churches in the Greater Rochester area are getting help on crucial repairs and restoration work, thanks to grants from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The recipients: St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church and Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, First Baptist Church on Batavia, and Christ Episcopal Church in Albion.



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