University of Rochester

EVENT: Warner School to Host Public Forum on Latino Youth in Urban Schools

October 28, 2009

The Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester is hosting another in a series of public forums on urban education—this time focusing on Latino youth in urban schools—from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in Dewey Hall, Room 1-101, on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

The Urban Teaching and Leadership (UTL) Fall Forum on Urban Education, themed "Luchar Para Aprender: Latino Youth in City Schools," will feature Rochester City School District officials, Warner School faculty, and Latino community members as they discuss strategies for improving the educational experiences of Latino youth in U.S. urban schools.

UTL Forums offer opportunities to engage in dialogue about urban school reform with members of the Rochester community. These forums are sponsored by the Warner School's Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, a comprehensive approach to recruiting, preparing, and providing professional development for teachers and administrators who are committed to social change and who will address the inequalities confronting public education in America's cities.

The Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, which complements other initiatives at the University of Rochester designed to serve the needs of teachers and students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations, equips urban educators to combine a passion for social justice with innovative teaching practices to improve the quality of education for all youth.

All UTL Forums are free and open to the public, and registration is not required. An ASL interpreter and Spanish translator will be provided. For more information, call (585) 275-5053 or visit

About the Warner School of Education
Founded in 1958, the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education offers master's and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The Warner School of Education offers a new accelerated option for its Ed.D. programs that allows eligible students to earn a doctorate in education in as few as three years part time while holding a professional job in the same field. The Warner School of Education is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of preparing practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community agencies; generating and disseminating research; and actively participating in education reform.