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State Gives "F" to Rochester's Career Schools

State Gives
Posted Tuesday, February 11th 2014 @ 5pm  by Bud Lowell

A report requested by the Rochester City School District gives the city's Career and Technical Education Programs an "F" for failing to get students ready for the needs of businesses hiring in the 21st Century.

City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas asked the State Education Department to review the performance of the district's three CTE schools, located inside Edison Tech High School. It found student achievement unsatisfactory and suggests five possible fixes.

They include merging the three schools into one and hiring BOCES to run the merged school.

BOCES is Boards of Cooperative Education Services. They provide the technical and vocational education services to suburban schools.

Another of the recommendations suggests the district just close its career education schools and turn the entire Edison Campus over to BOCES.

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