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Solving the RCSD puzzle

by Will Astor In the mid-1980s, I sat in on an interview of Rochester Mayor Thomas Ryan Jr. with Mary Anna Towler, the editor of City Newspaper, where I was then a reporter. She asked: What was Ryan’s vision for the city? In response, the taciturn Ryan at first looked...

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Adam’s Update (2.27.19)

Colleagues,Before the February recess, we met with Interim Superintendent Dan Lowergard and presented to the District a strong proposal for a Retirement Incentive for eligible members of the RTA Bargaining Unit. Teachers who are at least 55 years old upon retirement,...

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Voluntary Transfer Process Open Now Online

TO:      All Probationary/Tenured Teachers RE:      2019-2020 ONLINE VOLUNTARY TRANSFER In accordance with Section 24 (Vacancies and Transfers) of the contractual agreement between the Rochester City School District and the Rochester Teachers Association, probationary...

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Adam’s Update (Jan/Feb 2019)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update on some timely reminders and current issues:- Rochester Teachers Care. This week’s Rochester Teachers Care video <> features Kelly Follman from the RISE Community School. Through arts and culturally...

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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.

Rochester Teachers Care

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

Rochester Teachers Care

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

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.

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.

Rochester Teachers Care

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

A Stitch in Time

Savvy Sew-ers have Third World children on their mind By John Addyman Dresses made by retired teachers in Rochester have reached girls around the world…Cambonian Girls Gaya Shakes was concentrating on getting the hair just right. Behind her, a boom box was gently...

Teacher evaluation reform is coming at a price

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - The State Senate says it's willing to change up how teacher evaluations work, something teacher unions want, but for a price. New York State's legislative session is wrapping up in days, a priority for teachers and unions is teacher...

Student verbal abuse of teachers problematic in BPS

In one Buffalo school, every teacher says students verbally abuse teachers often. BUFFALO, NY - 2 On Your Side is looking into a serious, ongoing issue in Buffalo Public Schools: students verbally abusing teachers. Teachers themselves have told the district the issue...

RCSD gets two new deputy superintendents

The Rochester City School District named a pair of new deputy superintendents Thursday, both veteran district leaders who left and now have returned. School Chief Beth Mascitti-Miller will become deputy superintendent of administration. She replaces Bo Wright, who was...

Award Winning RCSD Teachers

Congratulations to Jason Millington and Jeff Wujcik for winning the New York Association for Continuing Community Education 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Mr. Jason Millington Mr. Jeff Wujcik The Office of Adult and Career Education Services (OACES), an adult...

Air Force Association ~ Teacher of the Year

Rochester Teachers Association and Air Force Chapter 308 have joined “forces” to recognize up to 2 classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Any RTA Representative...