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Paul Powell: Three Factors That Have an Impact on Students’ Lives

  • September 19, 2019

While attending a K-12 forum on the future of education, Rochester Prep Assistant Superintendent Paul Powell kept thinking about Jahnury Acosta, a Rochester Prep alumnus and freshman at Rochester Institute of Technology. Jahnury’s journey to graduate at the top of his class wasn’t an easy one but watching him succeed through rigorous AP courses in high school after coming to Rochester Prep in 5th grade several levels below in math and English led Paul to identify important elements of young people’s education worth talking about. Here, Paul identifies three factors that have an impact on students’ lives — and they all “fall squarely on the shoulders of adults, not kids.”

Read Paul’s guest column on the Democrat & Chronicle.