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Children’s Agenda Offers Budget Analysis for Rochester

A local youth advocacy organization is making an offer to the Rochester City School District. The Children’s Agenda has a new project to analyze the district’s annual $920 million budget. CEO of The Children’s Agenda, Larry Marx, says that no other local budget has as much of an impact on the well-being of area  youth as the city school district budget does.

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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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N.Y. Gets High Rank in Children’s Health, Low in Poverty

New York ranks 30th among states in the nation in terms of children’s well-being, according to a national report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. Among areas examined in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book, the state fared best in health care, ranking sixth in the nation and achieving improvements for children on four measures. Only 2 percent of young New Yorkers are without health insurance, for example, one of the lowest rates in the country. New York fared worse, however, in measures of economic well-being, placing 41st in the nation.

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