Rochester’s students continue to lag in English and math, how do we combat this?

“The State Education Department released the spring 2019 test results for grades 3-8 in English and math today, and the Rochester City School District remains the lowest performing of the state’s Big Five districts. Only 13.2 percent of the Rochester district’s students were grade-level proficient in English. That was an […]

President of the University, Sarah Mangelsdorf, visits Horizons!

President of the university squatting next to a young child and a teacher sitting at a classroom table.

Last week we were honored to host University of Rochester  president, Sarah Mangelsdorf, for her visit to see the program in action! Mangelsdorf is an internationally known professor of psychology, especially for her research on the social and emotional development of infants and young children, things we definitely care about […]

First Week of Horizons 2019: Celebrating Our 10th Year of Summer Enrichment

Older students guiding younger ones in dancing.

More than 160 students and staff came together last Monday, July 8th for the first week of Horizons at Warner, an annual 6-week summer enrichment program for low income K-8 students from the Rochester City School District. There were a lot of fun first week activities to welcome the students, […]

Horizons at Warner at the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

On Sunday, April 7th I was honored to be the discussant for a symposium for out of school time programs at Annual AERA meeting in Toronto. The topic of the symposium was “Digging Deeper: Using Mixed-Methods to Assess Promising Practices in Out-of-School Time”. Featured on the panel was a paper […]