Tag: Warner School of Education
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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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.
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.
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.
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?”
Last week was an opportunity to get hands dirty – for Rochester teenagers, mucking around in the Genesee River, and for the beginner University of Rochester graduate teaching students who brought them there.
Both participated in a program called Get Real!, where science teachers in training at the UR Warner School of Education paired with summer students ages 12 to 15.