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Adam’s Update October 2018

Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully concluded negotiations for a new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) agreement. The one year pact will apply for the current school year and may be re-negotiated thereafter. The new agreement...

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NYSUT Rochester RO Certification Day

We are very excited to announce that were hosting our first ever Certification Day on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Rochester Regional Office (30 N. Union St., 1st floor conference center, Rochester, NY 14607).  This informational day is open to all...

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RTA Committees

Below are some of the RTA committees and chairpersons that are working for you. NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE* Adam Urbanski, RTA, Chairperson Martha Keating, RTA, Co-Chairperson John Pavone, RTA, Chief Negotiator GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE* Martha Keating, RTA, Chairperson...

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Adam’s Update (September 2018)

Colleagues, I hope that you had a good summer break and enjoyed it with family and friends. As we welcome you back to the new school year, we also want to inform you about some salient issues and about our ongoing efforts on your behalf. - Less testing and no more...

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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...

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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.

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...

Gates-Chili parents pushing for cameras in classrooms

From Cameras are everywhere, but should they be in school classrooms? A Gates-Chili couple is fighting for legislation to make cameras in every classroom across the state mandatory. Ted and Jenna Wolfley believe cameras are the only way to help vulnerable...