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U-Prep Puts New Twists on Academic Traditions
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State Education Department Imposes Deadline on East High
According to a statement from the Rochester City School District, the State Education Department has given the District until May 15th to submit a plan for improving performance at East High School that includes one of five options:   read story

SUNY Brockport Nurses Bring Health Serives To Peruvian
Ollantaytambo is located in a remote area of Peru two days from civilization. Connie Lawrence, director of the RN-BSN program at SUNY Brockport and longtime nurse practitioner, has partnered with Keri Baker R.N., founder and executive director of Sacred Valley Health   read story

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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
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Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants
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Is Your Home Prepared for Warmer Weather?
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NBA President: Blacks Should Be ‘Almost Religious’ About Supporting Black Businesses
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Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore
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NY judge rules jilted bride can keep $53K diamond ring; former fiance had sued to get it back
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RCSD Student Heroes Receive “Do the Right Thing” Awards
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RPD Returns to Five-Section Patrol Model to Build Better Relationships with Community
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Founder and CEO of WDKX Andrew Langston Honored with New Street Naming
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Empire State Games revival group to disband
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Take Back the Land Joins Akhom Phetphanh To Stop Eviction Of Family Home
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American Red Cross to Host Babysitter’s Training Day
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EDITORIAL
Straight No Chaser: Minority Contractors Duped Again
Back in the days, I worked closely, as a consultant, to the late Emmett Porter, and helped him organize the Black and Hispanic Contractors Association. At the time, Emmett was, as most may remember, the founder and owner of E. Porter General Contractors.    read story

Garcia: Immigration reform discharge petition isn’t a political ploy
Launching the discharge petition to get a floor vote on immigration reform legislation is the last possible option Democrats have left to force legislative action on the issue this year, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.).    read story

What’s happening at East High School is nothing new
Regarding so-called education reform in the Rochester City School District (RCSD), everyone who is paying the least bit of attention knows by now that, recently, East High School has become ground-zero.    read story

Something to Think About: A Different Philosophy
As I begin this week’s column, I have a question. Why do we want to make everyone equal? That may seem like a strange question, but it’s one that I have been contemplating this week.    read story

Straight No Chaser: Orchids and Onions
Onions: To the so-called justice system that recently sentenced Ms. Hardaway to six months in prison, while nothing happened to the Rochester Police Department officer who threw her to the ground. I guess our lying eyes were deceiving us; those of us who watched her being man-handled in the video.   read story

Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children
As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer.    read story
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