Nancy Ares

Nancy Ares

Nancy Ares is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education. Her research examines classroom and community practices, with particular attention to the ways that cultural and linguistic diversity and social interaction affect teaching, learning, and community transformation. For more on Prof. Ares, click HERE.

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

In browsing websites over the weekend and on MLK Day, I was struck with how many people posted quotes and called for action. It seems that a collective reflection, in writing, by Warner community members may be an opportunity to consider how it is that we, as a community, incorporate aspects of Dr. King’s commitment and work in our own teaching, learning… Read more →

Overhauling low-performing schools via federal turnaround programs: What's around that corner? And who is there?

Overhauling low-performing schools via federal turnaround programs: What’s around that corner? And who is there?

Quoting a story from the Associated Press. Dec. 3, 2009: “…federal officials have an incentive in the turnaround program, which gives money to states for school districts to overhaul the lowest-performing schools. Districts will have to compete for grants. Applications for the money, made available Thursday to states, should result in a list of about 1,200 schools that states have been targeted for turnaround,… Read more →