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Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. – Point by Point: A Forum on Mayoral Control of Rochester City Schools

(Rochester, NY) In conjunction with the Center for Governmental Research's (CGR) scientific poll to assess the concerns over mayoral control of the Rochester City Schools, WXXI hosts a live, televised forum to discuss CGR’s findings and examine all viewpoints. Point by Point: A Forum on Mayoral Control of Rochester City Schools airs Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cabel011 and 11), and simulcasts on AM1370/HD-FM91.5-2 and on WXXI.org.

Mayor Bob Duffy and Rochester City School District Board President Malik Evans will meet at WXXI studios to answer questions from panelists: Bob Smith, host of AM 1370’s 1370 Connection; Liz Medhin, co-host of WDKX’s Wake Up Club; and Tim Louis Macaluso, education writer for City Newspaper. Duffy and Evans will also take questions from a studio audience of individuals who participated in the CGR poll.

Analysis will be provided by Joseph P. Viteritti, PhD, chair of the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Dr. Viteritti specializes in education policy, state & local governance, and public law, and is editor of When Mayors Take Charge: School Governance in the City. WXXI’s News Director Julie Philipp will moderate the forum.

WXXI is partnering with City Newspaper and WDKX-FM to provide viewers with in-depth information and analysis throughout the broadcast.

For more information, visit <http://interactive.wxxi.org/news/specials/mcs>.

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