This Week
  • UTC Retail Inc. grabbed the top spot on the 2014 Rochester Top 100.

  • Jean Maess is the site executive for Thomson Reuters, a top local employer.

  • UTC Retail Inc. grabbed the top spot on the 2014 Rochester Top 100.

  • Kelby Russell wants you to know: Local wines are among the world's finest.

  • The nominees for the upcoming 2014 Philanthropy Awards are profiled.

  • WebTitle Agency continues to grow following its 2012 merger with Customized Lenders Services.

Education News

  • URMC spinoff targets creation of 132 jobs
    A University of Rochester Medical Center spinoff is one of 17 businesses across the state participating in the new initiative creating tax-free areas around colleges and universities
  • SUNY to install IP.com platform systemwide
    The State University of New York has selected Perinton-based IP.com’s InnovationQ platform to be installed across the 64-campus system.
  • Berk to step down as URMC CEO to head new research institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk M.D. plans to step down at the end of the year to establish and head a new UR research organization, the Rochester Neurorestorative Institute, officials said Wednesday. Mark Taubman M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will take over as medical center CEO.
  • Highest-Paid Public School Officals, Part 1
    Ranked by current salary.
  • Highest-Paid Public School Officals, Part 2
    Ranked by current salary
  • 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.
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