- East Students Saddle Up for a New Equine Program
A new equine program at East was made possible through a generous gift from Richard Handler '83, a member of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees, that supports East’s new Soaring Eagles Fund. The community-supported fund, created in the beginning of the second year of the University of Rochester serving as the educational partnership organization (EPO) for East, aims to help build connections with the community and expand experiences for scholars through new initiatives like the equine program.
- Control, Stress & Poverty: Research Identifies How Perceived Control Triggers Frailty Among Older Adults
Estimated to affect approximately one in 10 adults aged 65 and older, physical frailty is a common component of older adult development, and is an important risk factor for multiple geriatric outcomes, including institutionalization, morbidity, and mortality. Chronic stress and poverty, which are associated with physical frailty in old age, become increasingly problematic when these factors result in lower perceptions of control, Warner School alumnus Christopher Mooney ’16 (PhD) reports in a study recently published in the Journals of Gerontology.
- EVENT: East Public Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 29
The University of Rochester and East Upper & Lower Schools invite all members of the public and especially the East community—scholars, families, teachers, leaders, and staff—to join us for a look at some of the achievements and highlights from the first year of the University of Rochester serving as the educational partnership organization (EPO) managing and supporting the “new” East and to engage in a conversation about the future of East.
- NSF Grant Awarded to UR Warner School for Online Teacher Professional Development, Research in Rural Schools
The Warner School was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide teachers in rural school districts access to innovative online professional learning experiences in mathematics. The Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program of the NSF awarded the four-year grant, which will support research of an online-based professional development model that includes synchronous online courses and online video coaching, in addition to demonstration lessons that can be viewed via online meeting software, with the goal of increasing the quality of professional development opportunities for teachers in rural areas in the U.S.
- Teaching Garden at East Aims to Produce More than Just Produce
American Heart Association, Dixon Schwabl and East Upper & Lower Schools have joined forces to build East’s first Teaching Garden. Leaders of each organization, East students and members of the Greater Rochester community gathered this morning to plant vegetables, fruits and flowers in the garden, which was built entirely by volunteers.