There is a crisis in United States K-12 public education. Even after many well-intentioned reform efforts on the national, state, and local levels, the issue is not being addressed effectively today. President and CEO Joel Seligman will moderate a discussion of what steps can be taken to substantially improve our most challenged K-12 schools. The conversation will include discussion of the University of Rochester’s role as Superintendent of East High School, which began in July, an effort that the University hopes will become a model for transforming urban K-12 schools nationwide. 

PanelistsMaryEllen Elia is the new commissioner of the New York State Education Department. Kara Finnigan is an associate professor of education leadership in the Warner School of Education. Eric Hanushek, a leader in the development of economic analyses of educational issues, is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Steve Uebbing, former superintendent of the Canandaigua City School District and faculty member at our Warner School of Education, is the superintendent of the University’s project with East High School. Wade Norwood '85 is an at-large member of the New York State Board of Regents.

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