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Jul 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Principal at Brooklyn special education school wins Teaching Matters’ Rohatyn Prize

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

Teaching Matters’ annual poetry slam

Chalkbeat: About 200 city students came together for Teaching Matters’ annual poetry slam at Baruch College Wednesday.
Nov 17, 2014 5:26:00 AM

For Equity in Teaching

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

What Fariña wants to keep from the Bloomberg era: tech, leadership focus

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 Introduces Digital Badges for Teacher-Leaders

THE Journal 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

Brooklyn principal changing James Madison High’s rep

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.
Jun 9, 2014 5:30:00 AM

Student-Poets Open Up Using Rhyme and Meter

WNYC A jittery and excited gaggle of about 250 middle schoolers from 17 different New York City public schools gathered recently for the culminating event of a four-week poetry writing program run by the group Teaching Matters...
May 6, 2014 5:31:00 AM

Educators question contract’s bet on teacher training over student tutoring

Chalkbeat New York "When our entire educational force has to reboot because of the Common Core, it is essential that teachers have time to learn..."
Apr 16, 2014 9:42:00 AM

Ask the Experts: 7 Ways to Improve K-12 Public Education

NationSwell - "No teacher is an island. And yet in the traditional education model, each teacher works alone, isolated in his or her own classroom without adequate communication or support from the school — or from peers. This is "really a factory-style model," says Lynette Guastaferro, executive director of Teaching Matters, a nonprofit advocacy group in New York City."
Feb 2, 2014 9:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters Uses Positive Results from Independent Pilot Study of its Flagship Program, Teaching for Impact, to Chart Path Ahead

Teaching Matters is learning as it goes along – and bringing the benefits to schools around the city. An independent evaluation of its Teaching for Impact (TFI) program pilot produced positive results newly documented in a report, and Teaching Matters has already implemented changes suggested by the study’s findings.
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