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2019-2020 PD Info

Below is information from the Office of Professional Learning Click here for the OPL Professional Learning Process document (includes information on dates, deadlines, request process and other guidelines.) Click here to download a 2019-20 PD Request...

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Adam’s Update (6.10.19)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update on some current issues:- Negotiations. Based on your responses to our Negotiations Survey, we have prepared a proposal that emphasizes what is good for students and fair to teachers. The District, unfortunately, has delayed the opening...

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Teacher Evaluation Selection Process

The Teacher Evaluation Selection Process to select your evaluation method for the 2019-2020 school year is now available online only through 4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019.  The evaluation template that is selected may be used for the teacher’s 2019-2020 evaluation.  The...

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Fight brews over school governance

By Tim Louis Macaluso Since late last fall, Rochester’s school board and district administrators have been working on a plan outlining how they'll correct the district's management and governance problems. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia rejected their...

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Adam’s Update (5.7.19)

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update on some current issues as well as a few timely reminders: - Negotiations. We urge you to respond to a Negotiations Survey emailed to you today. Your input is crucial to the development of our negotiations proposal. We plan to exchange...

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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.

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...

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...

A holiday surprise: Rochester students receive Crock-Pots

by Ginny Ryan (WHAM photo) AA Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - In a Rochester 6th grade classroom Tuesday, a lesson involving math and reading became one about the spirit of this season. Behind it is all was a teacher who wanted to do more for her students. Lora Abbott, a...

Important Rally/Healthy Rewards Deadlines

Attention All Employees: If you are participating in the Rally/Healthy Rewards Program please remember that: Healthy Rewards credits/dollars should be redeemed online on or before December 30, 2018. December 31, 2018 is a blackout date and members will not be able to...

NY desperate for teachers as shortage continue

Rochester NY, WROC-TV - New York State United Teachers is launching a series of summits to encourage students or potential career changers to try teaching. The first summit was in Syracuse yesterday. Members say the teacher shortage has only grown, and it's been...

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...

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...

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...