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Presidential Symposium: The Crisis in K-12 Education

There is a crisis in United States K-12 public education that has been long recognized. Even after many well-intentioned reform efforts on the national, state and local levels, the issue is not being addressed effectively today. President Joel Seligman convenes a panel of experts to consider the failure of many schools in Rochester and across the nation, as well as the implications for all of us at this fall’s Presidential Symposium. The conversation will include discussion of the University of Rochester’s role as Superintendent of East High School beginning in July of 2015, an effort that the University hopes will become a model for transforming urban K-12 schools nationwide. Three panelists are confirmed, and others will be announced as they are finalized. 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, will be the superintendent of the University’s project with East High School. Wade Norwood '85, at-large member of the New York State Board of Regents, will also be a panelist.  

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