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Give Teachers a Voice in Education Reform

Four principles for a more robust public education system By Adam Urbanski, Tom Alves & Ellen Bernstein November 14, 2017 Commentary In the cluttered world of education ideas, often the most strident or well-funded voices get the most attention. Over the last two...

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“Scope of problem and long lasting effects. Child abuse and neglect constitute a threat to the health and well-being of our most vulnerable population: children.”

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Dinolfo to provide more child abuse prevention funds

by Meaghan M. McDermott, @meagmcPublished 1:56 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2017 | The most effective way to combat child abuse is to prevent it from happening at all. That's the rationale behind a push by a coalition of local faith leaders, physicians, parents and child...

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New York Voters Reject a Constitutional Convention

    By Jesse McKinley Nov. 7, 2017 ALBANY — New York voters gave a resounding thumbs down to a constitutional convention on Tuesday, once again rejecting an opportunity to open the state’s founding document to a full-scale overhaul after opponents stoked...

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Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on Chris Fields from East and the work he does with his students and their book club.

Chris Fields

Rochester Teachers Care

Rochester Teachers Care is a weekly series from the RTA that highlights exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues in service to our students. This video focuses on what Tanya Homer is doing for her students at School #52.

Tanya Homer

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on Maria Milford, her awesome interactions with her students and some of the amazing things that are going on at School #44.

Marie Milord

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on what some retired teachers are doing for some schools in the RCSD with the RRTA’s Books for Kids program.

Books for Kids with the RRTA

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on the Math and Movement and the great work by Gina Cordaro.

Gina Cordaro

Rochester Teachers Care

A video highlighting what sixth grade teacher John Martin Cannon is doing with his students, their families, and the community.

John Martin Cannon

Operation Agua 

“Please read President Weingarten’s appeal (below) and, if you are so motivated and can afford it, click on the hyperlink to make a personal contribution. Thank you, in advance, for any additional personal donation to this urgent cause.

Adam Urbanski, RTA President”

Rochester Teacher Receives 2017 League Educator Apple Award

by BWW News Desk Oct. 24, 2017   The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, announces Jason Ford as the 2017 League Educator Apple Award recipient. Now in its 15th year, the awards acknowledge the efforts of local...

RCSD stumbles with special education changes

Justin Murphy, @citizenmurphy A reorganization of special education in the Rochester City School District intended to restore more control to school-level administrators has been fumbled in the first few weeks of the school year — the apparent result of insufficient...

The Complicated Path to Teacher Diversity

By Bill Cala (Bill Cala is former superintendent of the Fairport school district and served as interim superintendent of the Rochester district.) Regarding CITY’s September 30 article on activists’ push for more minority teachers: I strongly support concerned...

Justin Murphy and Erica Bryant,  Geanna Mohamed knows what her autistic daughter needs, but she can't find a place that will help her. Everything Leilani Mohamed says, her mother writes down in the margins of a notebook. "I'm OK." "Watch this." "Look Mom, sky so...

Regents make it official: Common Core’s out the door

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says the revised Common Core curriculum standards will now be known as the "Next Generation Learning Standards." (Associated Press) By Diane C. Lore STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It's official: New York state's Common Core is out...

Back to school and several districts have changes in store

by Justin Murphy, Most school districts in Monroe County are starting class the Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day. Here are some of the prominent changes this year in Monroe County schools. Capital projects In Rush-Henrietta, nearly every student will see something...