In the News
Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Education Week, As Teaching Matters' Strain put it: "The ethos of a microcredential or a digital badge is that it doesn't matter how you got there, as long as you get there."
Feb 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Education Dive highlights and comments on Teaching Matters' op-ed warning against diversion of Title 1 and other federal monies to vouchers.
Feb 23, 2017 11:09:00 AM
Teaching Matters' Executive Director Lynette Guastaferro cautions against the devastating harm transferring Title 1 funds to vouchers could bring to public schools.
Feb 21, 2017 7:38:00 AM
The New York Social Diary posts pictures and a description of Teaching Matters' recent breakfast, featuring authors Lenore Skenazy (Free Range Kids) and Erika Christakis (The Importance of Being Little), and Dr. Samantha Boardman, founder of Positive Prescription.
Feb 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Some education leaders such as Lynette Guastaferro of Teaching Matters, asserts that she thinks “there’s this argument in education: It’s poverty or it’s teacher quality.
Oct 21, 2016 1:48:00 PM
A new trend in teacher professional learning forgoes general credit hour requirements in favor of "micro-credentials"—or digital badges that focus on the mastery of a singular competency.
But completing these micro-credentials can be a rigorous, time-consuming process, says a new report by Teaching Matters, a nonprofit dedicated to developing and retaining effective teachers, partly through issuing micro-credentials.
Oct 21, 2016 10:32:00 AM
A new report from Teaching Matters, “Competency-Based Micro-Credentials for Educators: Powerful Lessons from Two Years in the Field,” outlines key takeaways from three case studies in New York City schools and a suburban district that implemented new professional development models.
Oct 19, 2016 12:05:00 PM
New York Community Trust's Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education awarded three grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of efforts to improve the reading skills of young students in low-performing schools. Recipients include Teaching Matters, with nearly $2.3 million.
Oct 19, 2016 10:37:00 AM
Two years after Teaching Matters shifted its focus to competency-based professional learning, it has issued a 17-page report that profiles use cases from its work in three teacher leadership training programs, and four lessons it has learned from those experiences.
Oct 13, 2016 8:23:00 AM
With the help of a new $500,000 grant, Teaching Matters will offer its Teacher Leadership Program over the next two years to teachers in New York City. The program is expected to eventually enhance the skills of 15,000 teachers.