Sep 25, 2017 9:33:00 AM
Teaching Matters, a nonprofit leader in the national movement to support teacher leadership as a critical means to improve teaching effectiveness, announces a new statewide partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education to develop strategic ...
Jul 19, 2017 12:00:00 AM
NEW YORK, NY, July 19, 2017 – Teaching Matters, a leader in the national movement to support teacher leadership, today awarded its seventh annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters to the Academy of Applied Technology and ...
Jul 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM
Systems that empower teachers also empower students. Teachers need our government to support them in their work to give students the best education possible. The current draft of the House FY18 Appropriations Bill fails our teachers and puts students at risk. The bill cuts funding for the Title II-A program, which supports teacher training. The $2 billion dollars that once went toward strengthening educators’ efforts will be lost, and with it the opportunities to bring crucial advancements to the teaching profession. We will continue our commitment to creating supportive environments for teachers by developing teacher leaders and providing effective professional learning practices. We’ve seen firsthand the positive influence these efforts have on the success of principals, teachers and students. We urge Congress to fight for Title II-A funding to be included in FY18 spending bills, so we can continue to make these improvements in schools across the country. It is what our teachers and our students deserve.
Nov 10, 2016 8:42:00 AM
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
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’ 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
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
For immediate release Contacts: Sharon Rubinstein, 212-870-3505, ext. 8, 703-901-7947, firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Jul 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM
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.