Tag: Warner School of Education

What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

January 19, 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

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Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

December 14, 2015

The first teacher candidates required to pass edTPA (a new teaching performance assessment) for certification in New York and Washington States encountered multiple ambiguities, uncertainties, and other obstacles while trying to complete its requirements, two Warner School researchers report.

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Smacking down the opposition

Smacking down the opposition

November 6, 2015

Kevin Meuwissin and Jeffrey Chopin, both at the University of Rochester, examine the tensions the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) creates for teacher candidates in New York and Washington.

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Warner School receives $2 million grant for STEM education

Warner School receives $2 million grant for STEM education

October 26, 2015

A National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform to enhance and expand current efforts to prepare K–12 master teachers in math and science in urban settings.

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UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

October 26, 2015

The $2 million federal grant with help boost the number of qualified math and science teachers in the Rochester School District,

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Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

October 16, 2015

Imagine the turmoil that would ensue if half the actors walked out of a play midway through the performance. Something very similar happened in an urban school district during the four-year period it was studied by Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School.

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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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Warner School participates in national Horizons Giving Day to support low-income children in K-12

Warner School participates in national Horizons Giving Day to support low-income children in K-12

May 4, 2015

On May 20, 2015, Horizons programs across the country will attempt to raise $1 million to expand existing programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families.

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