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The school district is in deep trouble. Is there a better way to operate the school system in this high-poverty city?

Our divided America and the news we like

Many of us are so convinced of our own wisdom that we don't want to listen to anybody who doesn't reinforce our beliefs.

Amazon's HQ2: New York pays to buy love

A lesson from the Amazon deal, says a Brookings fellow: "we’re overdue for a national solution to the problem of corporate giveaways.”

A nation divided: the US after the midterms

Hate and prejudice are huge factors in the country's division. And Donald Trump and other Republicans have made them acceptable.

RBTL by the river: the next big thing

Moving RBTL's theater from Parcel 5 to the riverside solves some problems, opens up new opportunities, and raises questions.

Pipe bombs, shootings, and Donald Trump

President Trump continues to encourage hatred. And yet his apologists insist there is no connection to what unfolded last week.

Yet another crisis for Rochester's schools

Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams' decision to retire – announced in the middle of the night – is simply one more symptom of the district's failures.


Monthly Talking Circle @ Irondequoit Library

Monthly Talking Circle @ Irondequoit Library

Community Forum of Education to Discuss the Superintendent Search Process @ RCSD Central Office

The Rochester Board of Education will conduct a special meeting that all...

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