- Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant to Expand Services to Web-Based Learning for Youth with Disabilities
The Institute for Innovative Transition (IIT) at the University of Rochester has been awarded a grant aimed at supporting the transition needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State. The grant from the EnvisionIT Program at Ohio State University is the most recent award given to IIT, a partnership among the Golisano Foundation and the University's Warner School and Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, to address transition issues in high school curricula.
- Teachers Across Greater Rochester Connect in Summer Learning Opportunities—Focus on Improving Student Writing in the Common Core Era
Like their students, teachers across Monroe and surrounding counties look forward to their summer vacation. This summer, some teachers will devote a portion of their time to continue learning new ways to improve the teaching of writing in area schools. Nearly a dozen teachers will attend the Invitational Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute, running July 7 to 25. This year’s Institute will include an in-depth focus on Common Core.
- ‘The End of the Beginning’: A Plan to Save East High School
Today, University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, Rochester City School Board Chair Van White, and the leaders of relevant labor unions associated with East High School announced that an essential step had been completed to allow East High School to remain open under an Educational Partnership Organization agreement.
- Warner School Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant to Study Human Motivation in Russia
Associate Professor Martin Lynch has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Russia. Lynch’s award will take him to Kazan Federal University for the 2014-15 academic year to teach in the Department of Psychology and conduct research on the beliefs of local childcare and child development experts on what is needed to help children develop and thrive in psychologically and emotionally healthy ways.
- Horizons at Warner Launches Parents as Learning Support Program
The Horizons at Warner summer enrichment program, running July 1 to August 8, 2014 in LeChase Hall on River Campus, is giving city parents an opportunity to expand their understanding of the best ways to support their children in school. A unique program, called Parents as Learning Support (PALS), piloted this summer will help reduce barriers to parent participation in schooling.