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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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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...

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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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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.

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...

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...