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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...

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Adam’s Update (2.27.19)

Colleagues,Before the February recess, we met with Interim Superintendent Dan Lowergard and presented to the District a strong proposal for a Retirement Incentive for eligible members of the RTA Bargaining Unit. Teachers who are at least 55 years old upon retirement,...

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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...

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Adam’s Update (Jan/Feb 2019)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update on some timely reminders and current issues:- Rochester Teachers Care. This week’s Rochester Teachers Care video <> features Kelly Follman from the RISE Community School. Through arts and culturally...

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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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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.

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...

New York Voters Reject a Constitutional Convention

    By Jesse McKinley Nov. 7, 2017 ALBANY — New York voters gave a resounding thumbs down to a constitutional convention on Tuesday, once again rejecting an opportunity to open the state’s founding document to a full-scale overhaul after opponents stoked fears that...

Operation Agua 

“Please read President Weingarten’s appeal (below) and, if you are so motivated and can afford it, click on the hyperlink to make a personal contribution. Thank you, in advance, for any additional personal donation to this urgent cause.

Adam Urbanski, RTA President”

Rochester Teacher Receives 2017 League Educator Apple Award

by BWW News Desk Oct. 24, 2017   The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, announces Jason Ford as the 2017 League Educator Apple Award recipient. Now in its 15th year, the awards acknowledge the efforts of local...