Tag: East High School

East High teachers prepare for U of R takeover

East High teachers prepare for U of R takeover

July 1, 2015

The University of Rochester has officially taken over East High School. 195 teachers, many who are new to the school, are now preparing for their first school year as what many would call a grand experiment.

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Our school-reform quest

Our school-reform quest

May 26, 2015

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.

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UR takeover of East nears

UR takeover of East nears

May 13, 2015

In a little over a month, the University of Rochester will be handed the keys, so to speak, to East High School. The State Education Department approved the UR-East deal last year in an attempt to turn around one of the state’s lowest performing schools.

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What the new East will and will not be

What the new East will and will not be

May 5, 2015

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.

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Can U of R proposal save East High?

Can U of R proposal save East High?

December 10, 2014

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.

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

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.

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

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.

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Young scientists present work at East High

Young scientists present work at East High

October 31, 2014

Members of East High School’s Science STARS (Students Tackling Authentic and Relevant Science) club presented the results of their investigations Thursday during an event at the school. The students worked with prospective science teachers from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education.

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East High students lay out wishes for future

East High students lay out wishes for future

September 24, 2014

There will be plenty of changes at East High School next year, when the University of Rochester takes charge — important enhancements in structure, curriculum and social support that experts at the Warner School of Education believe will help improve performance at the troubled school.

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East High ready for change

East High ready for change

September 2, 2014

Cathy Smith taught special education at East High School for 13 years and is more than familiar with the challenges it faces. “I told myself that if East came up because of the whole University of Rochester thing, I’d want back in,” she said. “I’m committed to the city and the students, but what we’re doing is not working. So why not be part of something innovative?”

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