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WATCH: What is East High's next chapter?

Jun 30, 2019

Five years ago the saying "East High Lives" was like a mantra of sorts for students, teachers, and community members, desperate to keep the doors open at the century-old school. Fast-forward five years and a new mantra is starting to circulate. Today it's more common to hear, "All in at East" when discussing the school that's been under a microscope since its partnership with the University of Rochester launched four years ago. But to what degree does "all in" include the student voice and perspective? Here's what Need to Know learned after visiting the school throughout the past several months. We'll also hear from school superintendent, Shaun Nelms, about what's next now that the East-UR partnership has been renewed.