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Connections: East High School's Partnership with the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is working with the Rochester City School District to dramatically change the results at East High. Will it work? How exactly is it playing out? And can this model travel to other city schools? We welcomed a panel to discuss it. Our guests:

  • Shaun Nelms, Ed.D., superintendent of East EPO 
  • Stephen Uebbing, Ed.D., project director of East EPO and University of Rochester professor who was the chief force behind the design of the EPO proposal
  • Eddie Blanding, LMSW, social worker at East 
  • Catherine Wilson, East staff member and parent of an East student
  • Melissa Caso, student at East Upper School 
  • Sam Sheldon, student at East Lower School 
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.