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Tag: Rochester City School District

Building a better tutor

Building a better tutor

September 1, 2016

Thomas Downey ’16 wanted to help his fellow college students become better tutors for kids in the Rochester City School District. So he used his KEY year to design a new two-credit course to do just that.

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Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

August 5, 2016

“With this program, everything came together. Now, I feel like a real scientist.” Derek McNeil joined a record 140 high school students from Rochester City schools took part in the six-week summer program.

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UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

October 26, 2015

The $2 million federal grant with help boost the number of qualified math and science teachers in the Rochester School District,

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‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

May 20, 2015

At the end of the school year, districts often send reading lists home with their students in the hopes of combating the literacy loss experienced during the long break. But a Medical Center study shows these programs can be more effective with only a small tweak: Let the kids choose the books.

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Teen Health and Success Conference focuses on self-esteem, professional networking

July 18, 2014

More than 80 Rochester high school students will attend the two-day Teen Health and Success Conference on River Campus to focus on developing strategies for successful employment and crafting a statement about career aspirations and future goals.

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$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

$3.6 Million grant funds asthma study for urban teens

July 7, 2014

The most common chronic childhood illness, asthma affects an estimated 1 in 10 children and teenagers in the United States. Low-income and minority youth develop asthma even more often.

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Take part in East’s remake

Take part in East’s remake

July 3, 2014

After months of uncertainty about the struggling school’s survival, the plan for a foundational reboot of Rochester’s East High School came into less fuzzy focus Monday. It also sparked some nettlesome questions. The University of Rochester’s ambitious 64-page proposal to take the reins at East is a milestone that should not be marginalized. Such a deep partnership between public and private is remarkable.

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‘The end of the beginning’: A plan to save East High School

‘The end of the beginning’: A plan to save East High School

June 30, 2014

At the request of the Rochester City School Board, the University has submitted a plan intended to administer East High School, the largest high school in Rochester which is on the verge of being closed by the State because of inadequate performance.

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University renews Rochester Promise Scholarship Program

August 3, 2013

ince its launch at the University in 2007, more than 70 City graduates have taken advantage of the program, which guarantees any graduate of City high schools at least $100,000 in sponsored scholarships.

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EVENT: Teen Health & Success Conference

August 2, 2013

Over 50 students from the Rochester City School District will attend a “Your Vision, Your Future” conference at URMC, as part of the University’s Teen Health and Success Partnership program.

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