Rochester Beacon Events

Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum: The City School District
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 4.00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: The College at Brockport Downtown, 161 Chestnut St., Rochester
Tickets: Free (registration required)

Join the Beacon and The College at Brockport’s Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development on May 13, 4-7 pm. Keynote speaker is Christopher Cerf, former superintendent of schools, Newark, N.J., who will discuss his experience with mayoral control in NYC and New Jersey’s bold takeover of Newark.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is presenting sponsor of the event. Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Costanza Enterprises Inc., Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are silver sponsors.

The forum will explore two levels of intervention in the city schools to improve their performance: state action, such as establishing mayoral control or imposing some form of receivership on the district, and local initiative empowering individual schools.

Respondents to Cerf’s remarks include Mayor Lovely Warren; Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Union; Rochester City School District parent Walida Monroe-Sims; and ROC the Future.

The second panel looks at school-level reforms, including:

• Charter schools, discussed by Anna Hall of the Northeast Charter School Network
• Community schools, discussed by Kirsten Barclay of the Farash Foundation
• Magnet schools designed to attract a diverse socioeconomic mix across districts, presented by Don Pryor of Great Schools for All; and
• New York State receivership, explained by Shaun Nelms, superintendent of East High School

Note: Seating capacity for this event has been reached; registration is closed.

Presenting sponsor:

Silver sponsors:

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Costanza Enterprises Inc
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP
Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rochester Beacon 2019 Economic Forecast Forum
Date: Jan. 28, 2019
Time: 5.00 p.m.
Location: The College at Brockport Downtown, 161 Chestnut St., Rochester
Tickets: $20

What economic challenges and opportunities await the Rochester region in 2019? How will the new Democratic Senate majority and other changes in Albany impact Upstate New York?

On Jan. 28, those questions and more will be the focus of the Rochester Beacon’s 2019 Economic Forecast Forum, hosted by the College at Brockport’s Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development. In addition, the results of Siena Research Institute’s annual survey of Upstate New York business leaders will be presented.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is presenting sponsor of the event.

Seating is limited: Purchase your ticket now to guarantee your place at this event.

Here’s the lineup of experts on the panel:

Heather Briccetti, president and CEO, the Business Council of New York State;
Donald Levy, director, Siena College Research Institute;
E.J. McMahon, founder and research director, Empire Center for Public Policy;
Kate Washington, CEO, OWN Rochester;
Kent Gardner, chief economist, Center for Governmental Research, and opinion editor, Rochester Beacon; and
Alex Zapesochny, Rochester Beacon publisher and co-founder, and former president and CEO of iCardiac Technologies (moderator)

Event schedule:
5.00 p.m.: Registration and networking
5:30 p.m.: Program
7:00 p.m.: Post-event reception

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