- Mike Ford Honored with 2015 Distinguished Service Award
Mike Ford, director of leadership development in the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the Warner School, is the winner of this year's Distinguished Service Award, the NYS Council of School Superintendents' highest honor. Ford was the superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District (Midlakes) for 15 years before joining Warner in 2014.
- Researcher Examines How Affinity Spaces Motivate Teen Writers
Jayne Lammers, an assistant professor of teaching and curriculum, has studied participation in online affinity spaces for the last eight years. With doctoral candidate Valerie Marsh, for example, she has closely monitored Laura's writing at fanfiction.net (dating back to when Laura was in middle school) as an in-depth case study of one individual's use of an affinity space. The findings will appear in the next issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
- Professor Receives National Grant to Study the University of Rochester’s EPO Partnership with East
Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education at the Warner School of Education, has been awarded a $50,000 grant to study the early stages of the University of Rochester's unique collaborative effort to help revitalize Rochester's historic East High School.
- Statement from East Superintendent Shaun Nelms on the First Day of School
On Sept. 8, we embarked on a new chapter at East when the school opened its doors under a new partnership with the University. Students were greeted and cheered on by teachers and other staff as they arrived for the first day of school. The energy and excitement for the new school year and new beginnings at East abounded—it was contagious. We couldn’t have imagined a better way to begin a new school year together.
- East Staff and Students to Ring in the New School Year on Sept. 8
When 1,500 East students convene for a new year of classes on Sept. 8th, they will be greeted by East staff as they unload buses and fill the hallways and classrooms for East’s first full day of school. A new academic year and a new era will begin for East High School—one of Rochester’s most historic high schools—on Tuesday when the school officially opens doors under a new partnership with the University of Rochester.