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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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Adam’s Update (Summer 2018)

Colleagues, I hope that your summer recess is off to a good start. We, at the RTA, will be addressing several important matters and will occasionally email you to keep you informed. - Sticking with our union. Many of you have received an email from an anti-union and...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Marie Milord

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

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

John Martin Cannon

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 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

Gates-Chili parents pushing for cameras in classrooms

From WHEC.com 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...

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...

“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...