This Week
  • Pharos Systems International has grown to become a multinational enterprise.

  • The Market at I-Square is a milestone for the $18 million project in Irondequoit.

  • Leonard Brock grew up very poor and tries to help others in need.

  • For employees today, paid leave is one of the most important benefits.

  • New Simon School dean Andrew Ainslie has a plan to raise its national stature.

  • The RBJ 75 supplement presents a list of the 75 largest private-sector employers.

Education News

  • RIT-backed charter school set to open
    A new school developed in a partnership of Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology is slated to open its doors on Monday.
  • Fine Trust makes $2 million gift to UR
    A $2 million gift from the Robert H. Fine Trust will establish the third University of Rochester endowed chair in the Fine family’s name, UR Medical Center officials said Monday.
  • UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research
    The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.
  • Most readers oppose N.Y. tenure system
    More than 85 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose New York’s tenure and seniority protections for teachers.
  • School Taxes
    Ranked by 2013 -14 true tax rate                                                                                      Information was obtained from representatives of school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties and other resources, including the new York State Department of Education, Monroe School Boards Association and Four County School Boards Association. 
  • Penfield school stands out in fourth-grade tests
    Among 104 public elementary schools in Monroe and Ontario counties, Cobbles Elementary in Penfield earned first place in two of the three exams taken by fourth-graders statewide.
  • School-tax burden heaviest in East Irondequoit
    In Monroe and Ontario counties, the school-tax burden varies widely, according to an analysis of data from the state Department of Education that will appear in the 2014 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card to be published tomorrow.
  • Are higher graduation rates tied to spending?
    Does higher per-pupil spending produce higher graduation rates? Not necessarily, according to an analysis of data from the state Department of Education that will appear in the 2014 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card.
  • In teacher pay, Greece ranks No. 1
    Among the 27 public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, median teacher pay is highest in Greece. In superintendent compensation, East Irondequoit holds the No. 1 spot.
  • Rochester ranks 51st nationally in STEM report
    Rochester ranks among the bottom half of metro areas nationwide for its science, technology, engineering and math job vacancies and the amount of time it took to fill those jobs, a new report from the Brookings Institution shows.
  • Cultural Attractions
    Ranked by total 2013 attendance
  • MBA Programs
    Ranked by total enrollment
  • UR grows as employer, economic engine in region
    The University of Rochester is the eighth-largest private employer in New York and a major driver of economic activity in the region, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research Inc. states.
  • Graduate Degree Programs
    Ranked by total enrollment.
  • Wegman foundation gives $17M to University of Rochester
    The University of Rochester has received $17 million from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation for two major projects, the university announced Tuesday.
  • Private Schools
    Ranked by total enrollment
  • Narrow majority supports Common Core
    Fifty-three percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support the Common Core educational standards.
  • AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge launches
    AT&T Inc. launched the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge on Thursday. It is two-month virtual hackathon being conducted along with sponsors Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester Inc. and Hack Upstate. Developers are expected to build smartphone apps that serve the community,
  • RIT selects new senior vice president
    Rochester Institute of Technology has named a new senior vice president for student affairs, concluding a national search by bringing in an administrator from Hofstra University on Long Island.
  • The Vargas plan
    Those dubious about Bolgen Vargas' new plan to boost student achievement in the Rochester City School District might call it a handoff—or a Hail Mary.
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