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The City School District: Rochester’s “Elephant in the Room”
May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barely half of students entering the Rochester City School District as 9th graders graduate in four years. Many who do receive an RCSD diploma either choose not to attend college or fail to complete even an associate’s degree.
This Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum, held in partnership with The College at Brockport’s Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development, will explore two levels of intervention. The first category includes some form of state receivership that partly augments and partly displaces existing district governance and mayoral control. The second includes four models: charter schools; independent, cross-district schools intentionally mixed by socioeconomic status; community schools; and the current receivership model as applied at East High School.
Herding the Elephant: District-wide revolution
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Cerf, former Superintendent of Schools, Newark, N.J.
Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester
Jackie Campbell, ROC the Future
Walida Monroe-Sims, Rochester City School District parent
Adam Urbanski, Rochester Teachers Association
How to eat an elephant? One school at a time!
Charter schools: Anna Hall, Northeast Charter School Network
Community schools: Kirsten Barclay, Farash Foundation
Cross-district schools: Don Pryor, Great Schools for All
Receiver model: Shaun Nelms, Superintendent, East High School