The state education commissioner made a swing through Rochester. Commissioner John King visited as part of an effort to better connect Albany policy makers with local classrooms.
King and regent T. Andrew Brown visited the Genesee Valley BOCES Wednesday morning.
In the afternoon, they took in a math class at Monroe High School in the Rochester District.
The commissioner said one of the key issues in the state's urban districts is making sure English as a Second Language students get the tools they need to tackle all of the subjects.
"What the staff here at this school understands is, if we want students to be successful in college and careers, we've got to help them develop their content knowledge, their academic skills across disciplines, and their language skills so that they're prepared to succeed in college and careers," King said.
The commissioner also visited The Children's School 15 on Averill Avenue and School 17 on Orchard Street.