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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.
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.
Jul 20, 2016 12:43:00 PM
District Administration Magazine covers the first New York Teacher Leadership Summit, hosted by Teaching Matters and partners.
Jul 12, 2016 7:33:00 AM
New York Times, "We’re excited to see the growing momentum to deal with our very unequal and unfair public education system. A groundswell of demand for an equitable school system, coupled with inducements that make previously unattractive schools newly appealing, may be the combined prod and prize necessary."
Jun 24, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Chalkbeat, Last week, Teaching Matters, the education department, and the teacher union hosted over 100 teachers and supporters at the inaugural New York Teacher Leadership Summit, designed to promote and develop teacher-led initiatives.