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How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

December 2, 2016

When Warner School professor Karen Finnigan communications with her peers about school reform, she uses journal articles and academic conference presentations. But when she talks with policymakers or parents, she starts with Horton Hears a Who.

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Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

September 28, 2016

In a new study, Warner School of Education researchers have shown that chronic stress and poverty, which are associated with physical frailty in old age, become problematic when these factors result in lower perceptions of control.

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Building a better tutor

Building a better tutor

September 1, 2016

Thomas Downey ’16 wanted to help his fellow college students become better tutors for kids in the Rochester City School District. So he used his KEY year to design a new two-credit course to do just that.

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Fighting kids’ ‘summer slide’

Fighting kids’ ‘summer slide’

June 29, 2016

Summer vacation is upon us. And while kids often look forward to the break from their studies, professor Carol St. George warns that the time off can lead to some back-sliding when it comes to learning. / Democrat and Chronicle

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New center to promote K-12 urban education success

New center to promote K-12 urban education success

June 3, 2016

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.

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Adult students honored for academics, service

Adult students honored for academics, service

April 22, 2016

Nate Powers ’16, Ka’dya Donadelle, and Seth Mason ’16 and were among the 35 students honored on Wednesday, April 20, by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education.

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Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

March 21, 2016

Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School of Education, has coedited a book about the important role of central district offices in turning around the nation’s lowest performing schools.

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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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