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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...

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Adam’s Update (1/7/18)

Colleagues, As you prepare to return from a long but chilly weekend, here’s a brief update on a few current topics: - Negotiations. Our current contract expires on June 30th of this year and we have already begun preparations for bargaining a successor agreement. Part...

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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

RCSD stumbles with special education changes

Justin Murphy, @citizenmurphy A reorganization of special education in the Rochester City School District intended to restore more control to school-level administrators has been fumbled in the first few weeks of the school year — the apparent result of insufficient...

The Complicated Path to Teacher Diversity

By Bill Cala (Bill Cala is former superintendent of the Fairport school district and served as interim superintendent of the Rochester district.) Regarding CITY’s September 30 article on activists’ push for more minority teachers: I strongly support concerned...

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...

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...

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...

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...