- Study of HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Black Males Gets Support from UR’s CFAR Program
Urban educational scholar Edward Brockenbrough, assistant professor at the Warner School, is a recipient of a pilot grant award from the University of Rochester’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) along with Mitchell Wharton, assistant professor of clinical nursing, for their collaborative research project entitled “Sexual Engagements with Networked Technologies by Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (YBMSM),” otherwise known as the SENT Project.
- Curry to Co-Edit New Book Series on Knowledge Production
Mary Jane Curry, associate professor of language education at the Warner School, has been appointed co-editor of a new book series, Studies in Knowledge Production and Participation, which will examine questions arising from the wide range of genres in which academic and scientific knowledge is being produced and communicated today.
- UR Warner School Professor, Alumnus Honored with Guest Editor Post for Environmental Education Journal
Warner School Professor David Hursh and alumnus Joseph Henderson ’14W (PhD), together with David Greenwood, Canada research chair in environmental education at Lakehead University, have served as guest editors of the current issue of Environmental Education Research, which published online this month. Leaders in the field of environmental and sustainability education, the guest editors focused the special issue on environmental education in a neoliberal climate.
- Marlene Blocker and Anibal Soler Appointed Principals of East High School
Shaun Nelms, deputy superintendent of East High School under the new partnership with the University of Rochester, has announced the principal leadership team for East with the selection of two experienced Rochester City School District (RCSD) educators. Marlene Blocker, founding principal of the Rochester Early College International High School, will become East High School’s principal for the Lower School (grades 6-9). Anibal Soler, current principal at East, will assume the position of principal of the Upper School (grades 10-12).
- Study Shows Teacher Candidates Lack a Clear Understanding of edTPA
A new study, conducted by Warner School Professors Kevin Meuwissen and Jeffrey Choppin and funded by the Spencer Foundation, represents one of the first attempts to document teacher candidates' perspectives of and experiences with edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification that gauges beginning teachers' skills and readiness to lead a classroom.