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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...

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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...

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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...

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Welcome back. I hope that you had a restful and fun summer. As you prepare to return to work, I want to update you on some timely and relevant information. - Superintendent’s Opening Day Presentation. As she did last year, Superintendent Deane-Williams is respecting...

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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

Paladino ousted from School Board, but it’s not over yet

By Jay Rey | Published August 17, 2017 | Updated August 17, 2017 Carl P. Paladino is out as a member of the Buffalo Board of Education. But don’t expect this School Board drama to be over just yet. Many cheered the state education commissioner’s decision Thursday to...

ACT Rochester gives ‘hard facts’ on racism

ACT Rochester gives 'hard facts' on racism Justin Murphy, @citizenmurphyPublished 6:02 a.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017 Tonya Noel started a community garden to help neighborhood heal. Shawn Dowd Buy Photo (Photo: MAX SCHULTE/@maxrocphoto/, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)...

East High student experiment blasts off into space

East High student experiment blasts off into space By CAITLIN WHYTE • AUG 14, 2017 CREDIT CAITLIN WHYTE / WXXI NEWS A group of students from East High got to watch live as their science experiment made it's way towards the International Space Station. With clear...

Ten Reasons to Vote NO on the Constitutional Convention

In the upcoming November election you will hear a lot of confusing information about the need for a Constitutional Convention.  Here are 10 reasons to vote NO.  Please share with your colleagues. Ten Reasons to Vote NO on the Constitutional Convention on November 7,...

Long Island teen petitions for fix to Regents Geometry exam

  July 19, 2017 By Rachel Uda   rachel.uda@newsday.com Benjamin Catalfo, 16, of Setauket, seen on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, with the mathematical proof he used to prove the error on the Regents Geometry exam. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas) When Ben Catalfo,...

Frustrated board wrestles with special ed

by Tim Louis Macaluso July 19, 2017 Rochester school board member Malik Evans isn't known for theatrics or public outbursts, but at a recent board meeting, Evans had enough. Special education consultant Judy Elliott was bluntly describing a broken system. But she...