Tag: East High School
A $1.2 million Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enable academic services for upwards of 500 RCSD students each year via College Prep Centers at East High School and Vanguard Collegiate High School.
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, as well as the University’s work at East.
In a unique partnership with the Rochester school district, the UR is about to take charge of East High School, which prevents the school from being closed due to its poor academic record. And I’m encouraged by comments that Steve Uebbing, the University of Rochester professor leading the East reform efforts.
A year and a half ago, Warner School of Education Professor Stephen Uebbing had no idea he would be in charge of turning around a failing urban high school. Yet, come July 1st, Uebbing will be doing just that as he becomes the acting Superintendent of the “new” East High School.
The U of R was asked to partner with the school after the state threatened to shut it down because of low graduation rates. East is the district’s largest school and that’s why School Board President Van White said it’s a good place to implement this plan. He said this won’t take away from other schools or exclude students based on academic performance.
When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.