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                THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA’S

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NYSUT statement on SED regulations

New York State United Teachers today issued the following statement on State Education Department regulations adopted today by the Board of Regents: “In concert with parents, we will not rest until New York state education policy supports tests and evaluations that are good for students and fair to teachers.


Fate of education tax credit could be decided in court

When Governor Nelson Rockefeller proposed a tax deduction for students at private colleges in 1961, some questioned how the idea was permissible under New York’s constitution.


Board of Regents approves 4-month waiver for teacher evaluations

School districts could get a four-month waiver to delay the Nov. 15 deadline to implement new teacher evaluations after Board of Regents subcommittee approved the change today.


Public education supporters slam Cuomo's tax credit proposal

The bruising battle between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and public education advocates is going another round as the end of the legislative session nears. Cuomo controlled the narrative on his Education Investment Tax Credit proposal on Sunday.


Personnel changes at U.S. Department of Education

Former D.C. public schools spokeswoman Melissa Salmanowitz has a new gig across town at the U.S. Department of Education: She is heading up strategic communications for John King, who acts as the department’s deputy secretary.


The kindergarten testing mess

Kindergarten wasn’t what Kimberley Asselin expected when the school year started last fall — and, unfortunately, that turned out to be a bad thing.  Asselin, a first-year teacher in Virginia who had dreamed about teaching since she was a child, learned what many new teachers around the country have: That the K-12 experience has become dominated by standardized testing.


Letters: Rejecting Cuomo's education reform

Kudos to Harrison Superintendent Louis Wool and his 40 fellow superintendents for speaking out against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Education Transformation Act of 2015.


What teachers really need to stay, improve and succeed

Most of the conversation in recent years about teachers has involved how to evaluate their effectiveness. Given short shrift in this discussion are the conditions in which many teachers work (as well as the condition in which many students come to class).


Chicago Schools Chief Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

The chief executive of the public school system here, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who has been the subject of a federal investigation into possible misconduct, has resigned, the district announced Monday.


Sign Here to Call for Repeal of Cuomo Education Bill

A group of education leaders in New York have drafted an appeal to suspend implementation of the Education Transformation Act of 2015 and to convene a panel of educators and educational experts to design a research-based teacher evaluation system.


TEN WAYS TO MAKE THE ECONOMY WORK FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW: #7, STRENGTHEN UNIONS AND PREEMPT STATE “RIGHT-TO-WORK” LAWS

 
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Colleagues,


As you return for the final week of this school year, I want to give you an update on just

a few of the issues that we are currently addressing:


  1. Teacher/Parent Communication Logs (Updated)

  2. APPR

  3. Receivership, Expanded Learning Time (ELT), Etc.

  4. Contract Negotiations


We will keep you informed about the progress of our efforts on your behalf. I hope that

you'll have a good final week of this school year and a restful summer vacation.


Adam Urbanski, RTA President


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It’s that time of year again!!  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is Sunday, October 18, 2015.

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The following jobs are posted from Wednesday, July 1 through Wednesday July 8, 2015. If there is a job(s) that you like, please include the specific assignment School tenure area and details, if any.

You must email the district at RTAHotline@RCSDK12.org. The positions are awarded to the most senior teacher in the tenure area who has applied (i.e.sent the email to the District).

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APPR Evaluation selection for 2015-16 School Year on Peoplesoft  will take place between Tuesday, June 23 and July 17, 2015. You need to be on the district network or access through Citrix at home.