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Presidential Symposium: Revitalizing K-12 Education in Rochester

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Improving K-12 education is a critical component of revitalizing Rochester and a key concern for many of us in the community. It is also a complex problem with no simple solutions. Join us to discuss the state of Rochester’s schools and the challenges we face as a community; to explore educational innovations that are making a difference in our community; and to consider research on alternative approaches to improve urban education. Rochester’s children’s educations and their prospects for bright futures are a shared community responsibility, and it will take creative partnerships and collective strength to make the change we all want to see for children and our community.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Interfaith Chapel (NOTE NEW VENUE)
University of Rochester River Campus
Mayor Lovely Warren
Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas
and other educational leaders

Raffaella Borasi
Dean and Frederica Warner Professor
Warner School of Education
LeChase Hall 322A
Office Phone: (585) 275-0880
Fax: 473-7598

Welcome – Joel Seligman, University of Rochester President
Plenary Address – Lovely Warren, City of Rochester Mayor
Understanding Rochester’s Challenges – Bolgen Vargas, Rochester City School District Superintendent

Learning from Success – Facilitated by Raffaella Borasi, Warner School of Education Dean
  • Approaches to Improving Urban Education: What We Know From Research – Kara Finnigan, Associate Professor, Warner School of Education
  • Panel Exploring Successful Innovations in Rochester
    • Charter Schools - Jeffrey Halsdorfer, Principal of Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School, and Anna Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Uncommon Schools in Rochester and Troy.
    • Reform within RCSD - Caterina Leone-Mannino, Director of Extended Learning and Intervention, RCSD, and T'Hani Pantoja, Principal of Charles Carroll School No. 46
    • Extended Learning - Conger Gabel, Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association (SummerLEAP)
    • Surround Care - Augustin Melendez, President of Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Community Conversation: Implications for Improving K-12 Education in Rochester
  • Community Q&A — Facilitated by Edward Brockenbrough, Assistant Professor and Director of the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, Warner School of Education
  • Implications for Rochester: Final Thoughts by Speakers
Closing Remarks – Joel Seligman, University of Rochester President, and Raffaella Borasi, Warner School of Education Dean

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