Rochester’s misdirected war on poverty

The only way out of poverty is to get a job and then add enough value to be able to retain that job. To that end, the sole focus must now be to advocate for a city school system that teaches the skills and personal traits needed to advance economically.

Journeys of empowerment

The X-Cats, the robotics team of Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, has touched the lives of hundreds of Wilson High students. For some, it clarifies career goals and paves the way to prestigious jobs. For others, it makes the difference between graduating from high school or dropping out.

Powering up for growth

With a $41 million investment, Virginia’s Aldrich Capital Partners is now the new owner of eHealth Technologies. Jeff Markin, CEO of eHealth, answers four questions posed by the Beacon about the company’s future in Rochester.

Agriculture startups from granola to cannabis

Entrepreneurial journeys can inspire other business owners, creating a community that celebrates innovation. Listen to a conversation with two agricultural entrepreneurs Michele Liddle and Zach Sarkis.

What’s wrong with this picture?

A recent article on political prejudice concludes that Jefferson County in New York is the least politically prejudiced county in the nation. Can we trust the data?

Building a network

Physician organizations at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Syracuse’s St. Joseph’s Health have formed Concordia, an alliance to pursue value-based care. Will it be able to amplify the cost-saving and health benefits, that this approach aims to bring, to individual members?

RCSD’s ability to present coherent plan remains unclear

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia late last week told the Rochester School District that she wasn’t satisfied with its response to the Distinguished Educator report. Will the district be able to come up with a clearer plan in six weeks?