- University of Rochester Teacher Education Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on Tougher Teacher Certification Exams
Graduates of the University of Rochester teacher education programs for the 2013-14 year achieved a 100 percent pass rate on new state-required teacher certification assessments.
- Larson Coauthors Second Edition of Book on Literacy Theory and Classroom Practice
Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program at the Warner School, along with Jackie Marsh, professor at the University of Sheffield, U.K., have coauthored the recently published revised edition of Making Literacy Real: Theories and Practices for Learning and Teaching (Sage Publications, 2015). The updated guide examines a variety of literacy theories that challenge current skill-based models and the relevance of these theories in the elementary classroom.
- EVENT: UR Warner School Hosts “WHY TEACH?” Event
The Warner School will host a “WHY TEACH?” event from noon to 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 28, to explore what it takes to become a teacher. The event will provide meaningful conversations about teaching as a career, given the larger educational policy issues impacting educators and K-12 schools today, and highlight the challenges and possibilities of careers in teaching. Registration is free and open to the public.
- EPO Partnership for East High Receives Final State Approval
On Feb. 11, the New York State Education Department delivered its final approval to the plan and budget for the University of Rochester to serve as the Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) for East High School, beginning in July 2015. Additionally, New York State has provided the Rochester City School District (RCSD) a one-time School Improvement grant for $200,000 to further support the planned changes at East High.
- Shaun Nelms Named Deputy Superintendent of East High School
Shaun Nelms, current deputy superintendent of the Greece Central School District and a former chief of schools for the Rochester City School District, will become East High School’s new deputy superintendent, a new position created under a unique partnership between the University of Rochester and East High School to enhance educational outcomes for students at East High.