Education leaders to take part in online event

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The Rochester Beacon, in partnership with Upstate Venture Connect, will host the next installment of “Rebuild Upstate: The View Ahead” featuring leaders from three upstate educational institutions.

St. John Fisher College president Gerard Rooney will join Linda LeMura, president of Le Moyne College, and Randall Van Wagoner, president of Mohawk Valley Community College, to share thoughts on safely reopening campuses and managing institutional finances in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online session, titled “Lessons in Education,” is slated for Aug. 6 at 12 p.m. on Zoom. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Alex Zapesochny, Rochester Beacon publisher, will moderate the panel. 

The CNY Business Journal, Utica Observer-Dispatch, and Herkimer Times-Telegraph will be covering the event as media partners. 

The Rebuild Upstate series attempts to understand how community leaders are meeting a common challenge. It also explores the opportunities, across industry sectors, to revitalize the upstate economy.

The first event in the Rebuild Upstate series, with Adam Bello and two other upstate county executives, drew roughly 200 participants in June. On July 9, the second online event in the series focused on health care; University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman was joined on the panel by two other upstate health system leaders.

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  1. Have ONLINE Computer Learning Every Summer for all Students and Teachers?

    It seems to me that public schools and colleges now need more basic, remedial online learning.
    It is not just about making up for lost classroom time. But it is about the ongoing need all
    students and teachers need to keep up and to excel.

    The cost of online learning can be kept to a minimum. There are all kinds of online courses,
    videos, etc, available, right now. More will be added, as a result of the health crisis.

    Students who keep failing, may progress and gain hope, each summer, with online learning.

    Teachers who struggle with boredom and stress, and a lack of focus can improve online, too.

    Perhaps, I can attend this forum, to make this suggestion. THANKS H

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