In the News
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.
Jun 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM
Amsterdam News - The inaugural “New York Teacher Leadership Summit: Powered by Teach to Lead” will take place at 475 Riverside Drive in New York City, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 26, 2016 6:05:00 AM
As an earth science teacher, Sofia Di Bari never thought her biggest challenge would be teaching English. But her students at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School are often missing key language skills that would help them discuss scientific evidence or find the slope of a line.
Apr 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM
A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.
Apr 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Once the state math and English tests are done for the year, they're done. Students have one day for each section of the test, six days in all, to show what they know. There are no re-takes or do-overs.
Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM
After years of bitter disagreements from all sides in the education arena, a new approach is evolving. This one calls for harmony among the many voices trying to improve things for children. And though it's impossible to paper over real differences, there is a set of common goals that's resonating for groups as diverse as the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Teach for America (TFA).
Oct 21, 2015 7:00:00 PM
Deputy Mayor Richard Buery is still looking for middle ground.
As the leader of the city’s community schools initiative, a key piece of Mayor de Blasio’s education agenda designed to convert 130 schools into social service hubs, Buery told a crowd on Wednesday that he knows that the challenges of poverty can have a real effect on a student’s ability to learn.
Oct 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Deputy Mayor Richard Buery rues the polarization and "toxic" politics that often mark discussions about how to help children living in poverty get the education they deserve. But today, he was part of a solution-oriented session - at Teaching Matters' 7th Annual Champions of Innovation and Education Luncheon - that yielded much agreement about the depth of the problem, and available remedies.
Jul 27, 2015 6:18:00 AM
WYNC: Regina Tottenham of the Brooklyn Transition Center, a high school in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, was awarded the Teaching Matters Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize on Thursday.
Tottenham said the $25,000 prize would allow the school to expand a mentoring program that pairs novice teachers with more experienced ones