Justin Murphy, Rochester D and C

Justin Murphy

Rochester D and C

Rochester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

'I am horrified.' RCSD teachers placed on leave after offensive text messages uncovered

"The staff members have been put on leave and the District will use all forms of available discipline up to and including termination." → Read More

Front and center after Buffalo shooting, Mayor Byron Brown now faces his greatest challenge

An East Side resident, Byron Brown has been a divisive figure in his time as Buffalo's mayor. Now residents want him to meet his greatest challenge. → Read More

Live: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at community memorial in the wake of Buffalo mass shooting

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton spoke with family members of three of the vicitms. → Read More

Monroe County school board election results: Voters reject 'parental rights' candidates

All Rochester-area districts' budgets and propositions passed. → Read More

RCSD to pay $52K in settlement with CFO Carleen Pierce, complaint documents not released

The settlement has to do with a Division of Human Rights claim. → Read More

Judge winnows former teacher Kali Watkins' lawsuit against Webster town, school district

Kali Watkins, who was acquitted of raping a student, has remaining claims of misconduct against the town and school district. → Read More

Rochester teacher on leave after allegedly making Black students pick cotton

The teacher, Patrick Rausch, is also accused of handcuffing a Black student during a class. → Read More

Known for Central Park, Olmsted bicentennial to be celebrated in his parks in Rochester

Funds have been secured to rebuild the Children's Pavilion in Highland Park, Olmsted's signature park here. → Read More

Parents want more support, greater transparency in Rochester City School District budget

The format of the budget proposal makes it difficult to discern where dollars are being spent. → Read More

Sources: RCSD's chief financial officer Carleen Pierce negotiating departure

Rochester City School District Chief Financial Officer Carleen Pierce is on administrative leave and is expected to leave her job within days. → Read More

Rochester’s trees are celebrated, but not everyone gets to have their time in the shade

The city today recognizes the need to add tree cover in certain neighborhoods but so far there is little evidence of a concrete plan to do so. → Read More

‘I now see the disparity is real.’ For Rochester’s mayor, trees are a justice issue

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans has always appreciated the city's trees and says that more tree planting will pay dividends in the future. → Read More

What to know about $862M RCSD budget proposal

The proposal includes $862 million plus $112 in federal stimulus money. → Read More

House of Mercy founder Grace Miller removed as executive director

"They've taken the life right out of me. The House of Mercy has been my life." → Read More

Shelley Jallow, RCSD monitor, resigns from New York City charter school job

Jallow in August had taken a job as regional superintendent of a charter school organization. → Read More

Myers-Small proposes status quo on RCSD placement, out-of-district busing

A proposal to end busing to schools outside the city drew a firestorm of protests. → Read More

NY Gov. Hochul signs bill for $40M Early Intervention fund but sidesteps formula change

Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill relating to funding specialized providers but promised more money in the 2022-23 budget. → Read More

Ten feet from a tornado: Rochester disability activist Lucy Gwin remembered in biography

Lucy Gwin began the influential disability rights magazine Mouth in Rochester and continued publishing it for 18 years, but has been largely forgotten → Read More

Staffing shortages creating a crisis in Monroe County schools. What the data shows

"I'm surprised more buildings haven't been shut down." → Read More

Gary Beikirch, local Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 74

The town of Greece is flying its flags at half-staff in Sgt. Beikirch's honor. → Read More