Schott Foundation Report: The Urgency of Now
Schott Foundation Report notes abysmal rates in Rochester, NY for graduation of African-American and Latino males. Includes recommendations. Released in Sept. 2012.
Rochester's Third Grade Reading Lowest in NYS Urban Areas
Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester produced this highly informative report analyzing where Rochester stands statewide according to 2010-2011 standardized testing of third graders.
Local Projected Results of Cutting Dropout Rate in Half
What would Rochester's economy look like with a much lower dropout rate? Study of economic potential if high school dropout rate in Rochester were to be cut in half.
Arts Education and Graduation Rates
Study of arts education in New York City schools suggests that students at schools offering arts education are more likely to graduate from high school than those that don't.
Urban Superintendent Study
Interesting report on urban school superintendents.
RCSD Literacy Initiatives, Ages 0-6
Rochester's pre-K system has been ranked first in the U.S. and Western Europe for six consecutive years. This presentation by Andrew MacGowan of the RCSD's Department of Research, Evaluation and Testing, examines the key principles used in creating the system. The presentation was made at Mayor Robert Duffy's Leadership Summit on Literacy, November 28, 2006.
Graduation Rates and Property Taxes
This report, published in 2006, examines New York State graduation rates and the connection to property taxes.
Produced by Public Policy and Education Fund, Inc. and the Fiscal Policy Institute, with assistance from Alliance for Quality Education. PPEF works on issues of interest to low-income new Yorkers; FPI is a non-partisan not-for-profit organization; AQE works to promote "the Constitutional right to a quality education."
Call to Arms: Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force, 2005
This report was produced by a team of community members chaired by RIT President Al Simone. The team was chartered to review the Rochester City School district's financial practices and the relationship to educational outcomes.
Children's Institute Report on Rochester City School Students
The Children's Institute develops and promotes prevention and early intervention programs, evaluates children's conditions and programs, trains professionals and builds partnerships to support positive public policy.
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