Education

RCSD Interim Superintendent Vargas on WXXI-TV

On Need to Know Rochester, Interim Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas talked about progress in his first months on the job. (Aired August 12, 2011)

Dinosaur Big City on WXXI-TV

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 9:00am

Big dinosaurs, big musical numbers and big fun are on the ticket for Dinosaur Big City!

The Growth of Harris RF Communications

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward's interview with Harris RF Communications' Dana Mehnert.

State Releases High School Graduation Rates

The New York State Department of Education has released high school graduation rates for districts around the state. The Rochester City School District graduation rate increased from 42.1% to 46.1%.

PBS NewsHour, Sesame Street & Lessons on Saving

PBS NewsHour's Paul Solman can tell you how to get to Sesame Street - and he can tell you how the children's program approaches teaching kids about saving.

Budget Cut Victims: Foreign Language Regents Exams

Because of budget cuts, this year marks the final year students across New York State will take regents exams in foreign languages.

Tax Cap Could Heighten Tensions Between Workers, Management

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports that with a potential tax cap coming, teachers and their union anticipate that they will have to compete with school boards over dwindling resources.

SUNY Claims $20 Billion Economic Impact in NYS

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick looks at a report called "How SUNY Matters," which attempts to quantify the total economic impact of the statewide higher education system in New York.

Not Everyone Pleased with Tax Cap

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the groups potentially impacted by a ta proposed tax cap say they are still trying to change what they see as the most potentially harmful parts of the package.

State Senate Hearing on Teacher Discipline

The state Senate's education committee is examining the system used to discipline teachers in New York.