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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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Special education jobs to be saved in RCSD

by WHAM Tuesday, April 9th 2019 WHAM -- After preparing for 200 positions to be cut, it looks like teaching jobs could be saved in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). At a meeting Monday night, RCSD Interim Superintendent Dan Lowengard told parents of special...

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Adam’s Update (4.8.19)

Colleagues, As of today, 135 teachers have already submitted their notices that they will be participating in the 2019 Retirement Incentive that we’ve negotiated with the Rochester City School District. This already exceeds the 110 threshold required by our agreement....

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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.

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...

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...