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Nov 10, 2016 8:42:00 AM

Teaching Matters gets more than $2.2 million for early reading program

Teaching Matters is expanding its Early Reading Matters program to 25 high-needs Bronx schools over two years thanks to a $2,287,000 award by the New York Community Trust Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education. Building on the program's success in eight schools last year, seven schools will be added, almost doubling the number receiving the program.
Oct 14, 2016 2:10:00 PM

New Teaching Matters report, case studies show promise of competency-based micro-credentials for educators and schools systems

A new report from Teaching Matters details the promise of competency-based professional development, coupled with ‘micro-credentials,” by examining three recent experiences with this growing way to meet school systems’ needs. It also shows ways to spur greater expansion of this important approach.
Oct 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Teaching Matters will receive half million to improve teaching effectiveness, Common Core instruction

Teaching Matters’ Teacher Leadership Program will expand with the support of a new $500,000 grant from the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd as part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative.
Oct 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

National, state officials at Teaching Matters’ 8th annual Champions for Education event

At Teaching Matters' annual event, NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, U.S. DOE official Ruthanne Buck, teacher leader Torrey Moldanado, and Teaching Matters' Executive Director Lynette Guastaferro weighed in on how to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. Their panel discussion was moderated by CNN's Kelly Wallace.
Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Manhattan elementary school wins $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize

      For immediate release Contacts: Sharon Rubinstein, 212-870-3505, ext. 8, 703-901-7947, srubinstein@teachingmatters.org; Naomi Cooperman, (212) 870-3505 ext. 2  Manhattan elementary school wins $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize to support ...
Jul 19, 2016 1:59:00 PM

Teaching Matters to announce Rohatyn winner at July 20th event

At its 6th annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters award luncheon, Teaching Matters will honor an area school demonstrating exemplary practices that position teachers to lead, learn and thrive.
Jun 8, 2016 11:07:00 AM

JUDGES CHOOSE 2016 SEMI-FINALISTS, ELIZABETH ROHATYN PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS WHERE TEACHING MATTERS; PUBLIC VOTE OPEN UNTIL JUNE 17th

A panel of independent judges has winnowed applications for the sixth annual $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters to ten semi-finalists. Public voting is now open to select five finalists from among them.
Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Teachers from across New York will kick off state’s first-ever summit to elevate the teaching profession; Chancellor Carmen Fariña and UFT head Michael Mulgrew to speak

As a result of a rapidly growing teacher leadership movement, Teaching Matters, the New York City Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, ASCD, and a broad array of partners have joined together to launch the inaugural New York Teacher Leadership Summit: Powered by Teach to Lead® this month. Teach to Lead is an initiative jointly convened by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, ASCD, and the U.S. Department of Education, with the mission to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership.
Apr 29, 2016 12:18:00 PM

NY Urban League, Teaching Matters, and Educators4Excellence Unite for Bethune Fellowship Project; Diverse Fellows to Address Education Reform and Equity Issues

Coming from three specific perspectives, the New York Urban League, Teaching Matters, and Educators4Excellence have joined forces to support the Bethune Fellowship Project. This opportunity for teachers and others closely connected to education will draw upon the collective strengths of the partners’ civil rights, teacher practice, and advocacy work.
Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Sixth annual Teaching Matters' Rohatyn Prize open for applications; $25,000 will go to eligible public school

The Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matterssupports initiatives that help teachers lead, learn, and thrive. The selection process includes voting by the public and a distinguished panel of judges.
Dec 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Statement of Teaching Matters' Executive Director Lynette Guastaferro on ESSA and Professional Development

We are pleased to see in the new education law an emphasis on professional development that aligns to the type of school-based learning Teaching Matters has provided for 20 years.
Dec 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters talks about micro-credentials and teacher leadership at Learning Forward conference, 12/7

Teaching Matters will discuss its competency –based learning approach, micro-credentialing, and building effective teacher leadership in urban schools. The session is part of the national Learning Forward Conference which brings together thousands of educators, thought leaders, and policy makers.
Nov 10, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Statement of Lynette Guastaferro on the launch of TeachStrong

Today’s launch of TeachStrong offers the right conversation at the right time. Despite disparate interests, scores of groups have united to “modernize and elevate” the teaching profession under a common platform. We support the nine points agreed to by this spectrum of education groups and leaders. Our own data shows the impact on school improvement of real career pathways and reinventing the roles of teachers as leaders. During this election year, TeachStrong will work to make education an issue that can’t be avoided by the candidates. We need both political will and investments to modernize the teaching profession and elevate teaching for all students.
Oct 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Panelists urge multi-front solutions to combat effects of poverty on school children

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.
Oct 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Panelists at Teaching Matters’ event, 10/21, will address impact of poverty on education; NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery to be honored

What: Teaching Matters’ Seventh Annual Champions of Innovation and Education Luncheon, “Effects of Poverty on Education: Our Schools, Our Teachers, Our Students.”
Sep 30, 2015 1:18:00 PM

Teaching Matters launches group that uses innovative digital assessment and tracking for best instruction and learning gains

Launch of the “Assessment Matters Community,”a group of 14 schools that Teaching Matters is collaborating with to implement a digital tracking system that drives formative assessment practices. With this classroom-centered system, students and teachers quickly see the results of instruction, and modify their approach to get the biggest learning gains. The event will include an overview of the structure and strategy of the Assessment Matters Community as well as time for schools to plan for successful implementation.
Principal at Brooklyn special education school wins Teaching Matters’ Rohatyn Prize
Jul 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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

Teaching Matters awarded the fifth annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters today to Regina Tottenham, Principal of the Brooklyn Transition Center (373K). She will take $25,000 back to her school.
Jul 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Teaching Matters Recognizes Principal Promoting Teacher Effectiveness at July 23rd Event; Cash Award Given

What: At its 5th annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters award luncheon, Teaching Matters, Inc. will celebrate a metropolitan area principal for furthering teacher effectiveness. The winner, who will be announced at the event, receives $25,000 to advance important work already launched.
Judges Select 8 Semi-finalists for $25,000 Rohatyn Prize
Jun 12, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Judges Select 8 Semi-finalists for $25,000 Rohatyn Prize

A panel of judges has selected eight semifinalist principals who will now vie for Teaching Matters’ $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters.
NYC Students Share Their Work at Teaching Matters’ Poetry Slam
Jun 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

NYC Students Share Their Work at Teaching Matters’ Poetry Slam

About 200 students from schools in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn came together at Baruch College for Teaching Matters’ annual poetry slam, the culminating event for participants in Teaching Matters’ “Writing Matters” curriculum and a showcase for other interested students as well.
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Nov 10, 2016 8:42:00 AM

Teaching Matters gets more than $2.2 million for early reading program

Teaching Matters is expanding its Early Reading Matters program to 25 high-needs Bronx schools over two years thanks to a ...
Oct 14, 2016 2:10:00 PM

New Teaching Matters report, case studies show promise of competency-based micro-credentials for educators and schools systems

A new report from Teaching Matters details the promise of competency-based professional development, coupled with ...
Oct 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Teaching Matters will receive half million to improve teaching effectiveness, Common Core instruction

Teaching Matters’ Teacher Leadership Program will expand with the support of a new $500,000 grant from the Center for the ...