Second Annual Symposium to Showcase Local School Reform Efforts on April 28

East staffThe Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education will host the second annual symposium, “All In: When Theory Meets Practice in Education Reform,” on Saturday, April 28. The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Upper & Lower Schools (1801 East Main St., Rochester, NY). The event is free and open to the public.
Schools are the center of the community. When schools are transformed in positive ways, communities are transformed. The spring 2018 symposium on school reform will highlight the transformational work of the University of Rochester-East Educational Partnership Organization (EPO). As part of the EPO established in July 2015, the University has assumed management responsibilities for East, a Rochester city school that includes grades 6 through 12.
The program will be organized around three 50-minute sessions and two plenary addresses. East teachers, administrators, and community partners will lead attendees through presentations that link educational theory to practice in the evolution of a school-based reform initiative. Sessions will encourage dialogue among presenters and attendees.
“Everyone is welcome to actively participate in this symposium—whether as an educator, community partner, parent, student, or someone who simply believes in education,” says Dr. Shaun Nelms, East EPO superintendent and associate professor at the Warner School. “The symposium will promote the vision of this unique University partnership and provide an opportunity to share our accomplishments with the broader community.”
Symposium guests will be able to choose three sessions to attend during the daylong symposium. The sessions throughout the day will include topics, such as: curriculum and support, teacher practices and decisions, social-emotional health, family and community engagement, university partnerships, and fostering school communities.
CUES launched the symposium series a year ago, and featured acclaimed scholar and school reform expert Pedro Noguera, a distinguished professor of education at UCLA, as its keynote speaker in 2017.
Advance registration is recommended as seating is limited. Registration will remain open until April 15.  On the day of the symposium, doors will open at 8 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 9 a.m.  Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. To register or learn more, visit rochester.edu/warner/cues/ or call (585) 210-9754. To request special accommodations, contact Catherine Wilson at catherine.wilson@rcsdk12.org or (585) 324-3651.
Learn more about the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) at the Warner School of Education.

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