- Warner Center’s Founding Director Judi Fonzi Named Professor Emeritus of Education
An accomplished mathematics teacher, teacher educator and researcher, Judi Fonzi has been appointed professor emeritus of education in recognition of her contributions to the University of Rochester. Fonzi, founding director of the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform who retired in June, has served the Warner School of Education and local educators with distinction for 40 years. In her new role as professor emeritus, she will continue to support the University, URMC, and Warner.
- Horizons at Warner to Celebrate National Summer Learning Day with Event Honoring Walter Cooper '57 (PhD)
In celebration of National Summer Learning Day on July 14, 2016, Horizons at Warner will host an educational community event that honors longtime scientist, educator, and civil rights leader Walter Cooper '57 (PhD) for his commitment to learning. Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer.
- Local Educators Devote Summer Vacation to Becoming K-12 Master Teachers, Leaders in Math and Science
Teachers from Rochester City School District, Newark Central School District, and Geneva City School District aren't just focused on summer vacation—they are spending part of their summer learning and growing as teachers and leaders. Seventeen experienced teachers have been selected to participate as master teaching fellows in the UR Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellows (MTF) Program at the Warner School.
- Warner School Names New Chair of Teaching and Curriculum
Jeffrey Choppin has been appointed chair of the Warner School’s teaching and curriculum program. Choppin has been serving as interim chair since last fall, and his permanent appointment is effective immediately. He succeeds past chair Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education, who served as the program chair for 15 years. Larson will continue to be actively involved at Warner as a professor and assume new responsibilities as associate director of research in the new Center for Urban Education Success.
- New Center to Promote K-12 Urban Education Success
The Warner School announces the creation of a new center supporting the success of K-12 urban schools in Rochester and beyond. Grounded in the University’s partnership with East High School, the Center for Urban Education Success will bring together the Warner School’s educational programs, community outreach, and research about urban schools and the University’s work at East. The goal is to expand opportunities to apply quality research-based solutions at East and to leverage the knowledge gained at East to have greater reach in the revitalization of K-12 urban education regionally, nationally, and globally.