- Warner Professor Appointed Co-Chair of Mayor’s New Early Learning Council
Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced the names of the individuals appointed to serve on her Early Learning Council and the Council’s public hearing schedule. The Council will be led by co-chairs Joanne Larson, professor of education at the Warner School of Education, and Carrie Remis, parent advocate and member of the New York State Education Reform Commission.
- Starting Over in U.S. Education: Author of New Book Aims to Flip a Broken K-12 School System
Dedicated to the children and youth of the future and written by Professor Joanne Larson, Radical Equality in Education chronicles how the United States has reached a crisis point in public education and offers suggestions for a complete reboot of the current K-12 educational system that the author claims has been broken for decades. Larson closely examines flaws in the K-12 education system and lays out a plan for fundamental change in schools.
- Presidential Symposium Tackles Challenges in Rochester City Schools
The Feb. 4 Presidential Symposium, “Revitalizing K-12 Education in Rochester,” featured plenary speaker Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, and area educators, administrators, and researchers discussing the complexities of urban education, the possibilities for success, and the importance of mobilizing community constituencies to improve Rochester City Schools.
- Discovering that Learning Isn't the Same as Being Taught
Carolyn Marthens '12, '13W (MS) is featured in a Meliora Challenge video celebrating scholarships. A Cushman Scholar, Marthens shares her experiences at Rochester, and gives us a look at the Horizons at Warner summer enrichment program. (Story and video are included.)
- Randall Curren Appointed to Honorary Professorship
Randall Curren, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and professor of education, has been appointed to an honorary professorship at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London—the first in the institution’s 87-year history. The professorship is concurrent with Curren’s appointment to a fractional research Chair in Moral and Virtue Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham in England.