East High School principal honored

ROCHESTER — East High School Principal Anibal Soler was honored last month as one of 10 Latino "Champions of Change."

Soler was one of 10 educators from around the country honored Sept. 22 for their work to create opportunities for young people to succeed, especially in low-income communities, according to a press release from the Rochester City School District.

Soler began his career as an art teacher and now leads the largest urban high school in Rochester, the release stated. Although the school has remained on the New York State Education Department’s "persistently dangerous" list, district officials say he has focused on increasing academic outcomes for students. He also is working in partnership with the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education as it develops its plan to operate the school.

To learn more about the Champions of Change, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

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