Welcome to the Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch!

“New York State Common Core Check-up: Year Two”

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of New York’s Fairport Area and Greater Rochester Area Branches will host AAUW-NYS’ District 2 Conference: “New York State Common Core Check-up: Year Two” in Rochester, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on October 25.

As an early adopter of the Common Core State Standards and one of the first states to administer tests based on the new common core curriculum, the nation has been following New York State’s implementation and assessment process closely. While the implementation has hit a few bumps, parents and teachers overwhelmingly (88 percent) support the need for standards based on conceptual understanding, skills, and problem-solving rather than memorization.

Join AAUW members; K-20 administrators and faculty; local education agencies; parents; students; and community members as we discuss the Common Core State Standards in New York State. Learn: the definition and origin of the Common Core State Standards; why it is important; how is it being implemented in New York; and where it is working.


  • Beverly Burnell-Moore, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Rochester City School District
  • Dr. Michael Doughty, Deputy Superintendent, Monroe Boces & Adjunct Professor, University of Rochester
  • Annamaria Falzarano, Coordinator of World Languages, Greece Central School District
  • Michael Gill, Superintendent Canaseraga Central School
  • Dr. Jennifer Gkourlias, Principal of Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School

The conference is supported by AAUW-NYS, AAUW-Yates Branch, AAUW-Bath Branch, AAUW-Alfred/Hornell Branch, and AAUW-Elmira/Corning Branch.

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Cost is $30 per person, which includes continental breakfast and soup/salad lunch. Space is limited. Reservations will be accepted through October 13 – your registration will be completed upon receipt of payment.

To make a reservation, please fill out the registration information below and mail a check payable to: AAUW District 2 Conference, 494 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, prior to October 13.

Questions? Contact: Ana DeTomaso at adetomaso@aauw-rochester.org or 585-244-8890 ext.2

Follow the common core conversation on social media. Tweet: (@AAUWNY), hashtag #forthecore and follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AAUW.NYS.

Event Location

Perkins Mansion
494 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Parking is available in the rear of the building.


District 2 Conference Flyer

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