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Feb 26, 2019

NY to let teachers report student safety concerns to judge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers and school administrators in New York state can now alert a judge about students who they worry could be a threat to themselves or others after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday intended to help prevent school shootings, suicides and other tragedies. A judge would have the power to order […]

Sep 21, 2015

Young Entrepreneurs Academy names leaders

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is proud to announce that Chris Martusewicz, vice president of Finance for Toshiba Business Solutions, and Lauren Burruto, director of Sales for WHEC-TV, have been named the “Big Idea” instructors for this year’s University of Rochester and Downtown Rochester YEA! classes, respectively. YEA! is a program that helps transform local middle and […]

Aug 13, 2015

2 plead guilty in SUNY student’s OD death

GENESEO — Two former students at a western New York college have pleaded guilty in connection to the drug-related death of a fellow student last year. Twenty-one-year-old Michael Green of Brooklyn and 23-year-old Richard Rovner of Buffalo both pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Livingston County court to attempting to tamper with evidence. They’ll each have […]

Sep 5, 2014

Lawyers supply backpacks for students

One word comes to mind while poking through a backpack filled with a bundle of pencils, colored markers, folders, glue sticks and other school supplies. No, not homework, although Rochester City School 29 first-grader Mya Malabe said this will help her with her after-school tasks. This word is a bit more, well, expressive. “Awesome!” said […]

May 16, 2014

Finding more effective ways to discipline students

Community schools, memorandums of understanding and restorative practices are just a few of the solutions communities have been coming up with to keep kids in school. Studies show zero-tolerance policies, started in the 1980s as part of the “war on drugs,” are ineffective, harmful to students and fail to improve school safety, according to Judge […]

Apr 22, 2014

Three RIT teams head to competition finals

Three teams of students from Rochester Institute of Technology have advanced to the final round of the New York Business Plan Competition, where they will go head-to-head Friday with participating colleges in the Finger Lakes region for the grand prize. The collegiate contest is hosted by the State of New York College of Nanoscale Science […]

Oct 24, 2013

On the Town: Students get first-hand look at legal careers

Several students participated in programs this summer through the 2013 Law Prep and Law Camp, a project of the Rochester Education Foundation in partnership with Rochester attorney Jack Hurley, who coordinates and supervises the program. “It’s important for our community to take young people who have an interest in careers in law and nurture and […]

Sep 10, 2013

Attorneys help students with schoolwork

Crayons, pencils, and red, green and purple folders. A box of markers and a glue stick. Sorting through the supplies packed into a dark blue backpack, Shareen Randolph said these will do just nicely for class and homework. And the seventh-grader at Adlai E. Stevenson School 29 said he likes class and he does his […]

Aug 28, 2013

Some Trump U. students ‘felt cheated’

NEW YORK — Bob Guillo spent almost $35,000 hoping to learn some of Donald Trump’s real estate secrets. Instead, he says, he left the sessions of Trump University cash-poor, with little more than a photo of himself next to a life-size cardboard cutout of the mogul, who never even showed up. “They told everybody to […]

Aug 15, 2013

Incoming Buffalo law students meet and greet

It is always nice to see familiar faces when going to an unfamiliar place for the first time and that is what some first-year law students from the Rochester area will have when they report for orientation Aug. 23 at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Nine students gathered Tuesday to meet with law school deans, judges […]

May 20, 2013

Chief justice tells students of updates to court

Hundreds of Western New York students got a lesson on the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday from the chief justice himself. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a Buffalo native in town to participate in a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Robert H. Jackson Center, told students things have changed on the high […]

Feb 22, 2013

Regional students named White House interns

Four regional students are among spring participants in the White House internship. A White House internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Interns work in one of several White House departments. Additional information is available at:, where the application for the fall program may be found. Spring 2013 [...]

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