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Governor Cuomo Announces $4.75 Million to Expand Three Early Childhood Initiatives in Rochester

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.75 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives as part of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Funding will support new summer learning programs, and child care and home visiting services for children and caregivers in the City of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the Anti-Poverty Initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood – East Main, Mustard & Atlantic Avenue – Beechwood and Marketview Heights.

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TCA Launching Public Analysis of Annual RCSD Budget

Today, The Children’s Agenda (TCA) announces the launch of a new project to analyze the annual $920 million Rochester City School District (RCSD) budget to help increase public transparency, awareness and accountability. The fact-based initiative will work with the District and community partners to help identify policy, program, expenditure, and funding strategies to assist in maximizing opportunities with the highest likelihood of contributing to students’ achievement in school and life.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $4.75 Million to Expand Three Early Childhood Initiatives in Rochester

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.75 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives as part of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Funding will support new summer learning programs, and child care and home visiting services for children and caregivers in the City of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the Anti-Poverty Initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood – East Main, Mustard & Atlantic Avenue – Beechwood and Marketview Heights.

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Local Nonprofit Prepared to Dig Deep on Rochester City School District

A group of Rochester children’s advocates say they are ready to dig deep and step on toes when they take a deep look at Rochester’s schools. The group, called The Children’s Agenda, is now ramping up to look over how the school system spends its almost one billion dollar budget, and whether that money is being well spent. “Everybody has an opinion about how the school district should be spending its money but very few people have the facts,” says Larry Marx, who belongs to The Children’s Agenda.

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Report Shows New York Lagging in Children’s Well-Being

There’s been an improvement in the well-being of the nation’s children, but a new report finds New York State has a long way to go. The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says more children have health insurance, and a record 83 percent of students nationally finished high school on time.

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