Neighborhood schools: popular but impossible?

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.

The future of Rochester in a few hundred pages

“Rochester 2034” is the latest version of the city’s comprehensive plan
Part 'vision,' part hard realism, 'Rochester 2034' reflects changes in the city as well as new interests, hopes, and concerns.

The fight over the RCSD

The Rochester City School District's biggest problem isn't who controls it. It's the concentrated poverty so many of its children live in.

In the RCSD-city fight, the children are losing

An ugly battle is heating up between City Hall and the school district, and nobody’s looking very good in this.

Donald Trump, racism, and a divided nation

Racism, xenophobia, nativism: These will be the foundation of the Republican Party’s campaign for the presidency, the House, and the Senate.

Christopher Pate's arrest: lessons from the video

The footage of the arrest, beating, and subsequent treatment of Christopher Pate is now available for all of us to see, and it is incredibly troubling, in multiple ways. In May 2018 two white Rochester police officers, thinking that Pate, a young black man, resembled a burglary suspect, stopped him as he was walking in a northwest city neighborhood and asked for identification.

Looking for America on the Fourth of July

Insisting on adherence to the law is one thing. Failing to provide humane treatment for desperate people is another.

The Dems' debates: risk and potential

If the candidates focus on issues rather than tearing one another apart, the debates could play an important role in a crucial US election.


Hall of Fame Toy: Uno @ Central Library

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Summer Movie: UglyDolls @ Central Library

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