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EPO History

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School Board President asks University of Rochester Warner School of Education to consider EPO Partnership

The University of Rochester, New York State Department of Education (NYSED), and East High School within the Rochester City School District (RCSD) embarked on a bold endeavor: to transform a comprehensive, public, open enrollment urban high school in danger of closing into a model of urban education. But before these three organizations came to a mutual agreement about how to move forward, key representatives from each engaged in a series of conversations to negotiate the steps needed to move forward. Details of those discussions and steps are explicated here 

February 2014
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UR President submits letter of intent; State Board of Education gives extension until July 1st.

Several months of conversations between RCSD’s school board, the University’s Warner School dean, faculty with expertise in running schools, and with the University president resulted in the University submitting a letter of intent to serve as an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO), a newly established legal status in New York State (Education Law 211e, 2014). Dr. Larson and Dr. Uebbing share their recollections of the conversations, negotiations, and documentation here.

May 2014