- Conversation & Book Signing with Joanne Larson, Educator and Author of Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling
Author, educator, and literacy expert Joanne Larson will talk about her work and sign copies of her newest book, Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the performance space at Writers & Books. The event is free and open to the public.
- Doctoral Student Awarded AADA Research Grant for Study on Aging
Thomas Christensen, a doctoral student in counseling and counselor education, will be presented with a competitive research grant award for his studies on adult development and healthy aging. The award from the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) Research Grant Program will be used to provide financial support while Christensen continues to research and write his dissertation on older adults.
- 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. 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.