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The Rochester School Board has voted to extend the partnership with the University of Rochester for operating East High School. That’s been going on for five years and it will continue now for another five years. 

Superintendent of East High School, Shaun Nelms, is pleased that the graduation rate at East has risen from 33% to about 70%, but he says they will continue to work to improve that performance.

Nelms says he looks forward to what the next several years will bring not only for East, but for other schools in the district. 

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Sarah Mangelsdorf beamed as she was introduced to the University of Rochester’s campus, from its quad to its libraries and tunnel system. 

The new president praised the university and said she appreciated the area’s role in the women’s suffrage and abolitionist movements.