- STEM Outreach Collaboration with East Upper School to Launch
East Upper School students visited River Campus on April 26 to study biology in both virtual and real laboratory settings. Facilitated by the partnership between the Warner School and East High School, the event was part of the biology department’s community outreach efforts to foster local high school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The biology department's efforts to enhance STEM education at East have been supported by Michael Occhino, director of science education outreach at Warner.
- New Graduate Entrance Exam Requirement for Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Applicants
New York State has approved and enacted a law that requires all colleges and universities with graduate-level teacher and educational leadership programs to require candidates to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a substantially equivalent admission assessment.
- School Counseling Student Honored for Academics, Service
Ka’dya Donadelle, a master’s student in the school counseling program at the Warner School, was one of three University of Rochester students honored Wednesday, April 20, at the 32nd Annual Rochester-area Outstanding Adult Student Award banquet. The award recipients were adult students who have excelled academically while successfully combining their college education with other commitments to family, job, career, and service to the community.
- Frederick Jefferson to receive Douglass Medal
Frederick Jefferson, professor emeritus at the Warner School of Education, has had a long and distinguished record of leadership at Rochester, pioneering and championing programs that have made the University and the Rochester community more diverse and inclusive. The University will recognize Jefferson’s many contributions during the University’s annual diversity conference on April 8, presenting him with the Frederick Douglass Medal.
- New Book Focuses on the Role of Districts in Leading Complex Educational Reforms for Low-Performing Schools
Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School of Education, and Alan Daly, professor and chair of education studies at the University of California-San Diego, have co-edited a book about the important role of central district offices in turning around the nation’s lowest performing K-12 schools.