In the News
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
Jul 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Chalkbeat: The staff of the Brooklyn Transition Center, with Principal Regina Tottenham, who won the Teaching Matters Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize on Thursday. The school will receive $25,000 to support a teacher leadership pipeline that Tottenham began developing last year after realizing that a large portion of her staff was set to retire in coming years.
Jun 11, 2015 9:17:00 AM
Chalkbeat: About 200 city students came together for Teaching Matters’ annual poetry slam at Baruch College Wednesday.
Nov 17, 2014 5:26:00 AM
The New York Times
To the Editor: We applaud the federal government’s renewed focus on working to assure that excellent teaching is spread equitably, and that children in our country's poorest communities aren’t shortchanged by our public schools. But while the mandate is a good step, we know from 20 years of experience in distressed urban settings that the prescription is hard to fill.
Oct 31, 2014 6:02:00 AM
Chalkbeat - Though Chancellor Carmen Fariña has spent much of her first 10 months as head of the school system working to undo policies established by her predecessors, the Bloomberg administration should get credit for a couple of things, she said Wednesday.
Oct 28, 2014 5:29:00 AM
Teaching Matters will offer the micro-credentials, "digital badges," in a pilot program involving 150 teachers in New York City schools that will have meta-data embedded in them to provide evidence of the teachers' expertise and capacity to lead.
Jul 25, 2014 5:30:00 AM
NY Daily News
Cohen was named the top principal in the metro area, beating out veteran educators for the $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize, and helped the school begin to shed its randy rep.