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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.
Jun 5, 2015 1:45:00 PM

Middle-School Students from Across NYC to Share Their Work at Teaching Matters’ Poetry Slam, 6-10-15

Media Advisory re: 6/10/15 Poetry Slam, Teaching Matters
May 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Teaching Matters Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Tweed Courthouse

Teaching Matters is marking twenty years of service to schoolchildren, teachers and schools and honoring founder, Elizabeth Rohatyn.
Feb 17, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters Solicits Entries for its Annual $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters

WHAT:  For the last four years, Teaching Matters has been recognizing principals of New York metropolitan area schools where teaching effectiveness is successfully fostered. Our founder, Elizabeth Rohatyn, established the prize that now carries a ...
Jan 9, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brooke Astor Fund Awards Teaching Matters $600,000 to Implement Early Reading Program

New York, NY – January 9, 2015   Teaching Matters is bringing its Early Reading Matters program to 8 high poverty schools in the Bronx, thanks to a $600,000 award by the New York Community Trust Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education. The award ...
Nov 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Leaders Weigh in on Leading

What a way to mark 20 years!   Teaching Matters celebrated its 20th anniversary at our annual Champions of Education and Innovation luncheon on October 29th with none other than New York City’s education Chancellor, Carmen Fariña, whose remarks were ...
Oct 28, 2014 3:00:00 AM

Teaching Matters' 20th Anniversary Luncheon Features Chancellor Fariña and the Wallace Foundation's Jody Spiro Talking about Leadership, 10/29

What: Teaching Matters is celebrating 20 years of helping to increase teacher effectiveness and improve student outcomes. Since 1994, we’ve worked in about half of New York City’s public schools. This year, we’re honored to have Chancellor Carmen ...
Oct 22, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters Creates Micro-Credentialing Pilot for Teacher-leaders

Shares Overview at Council of Great City Schools Conference, 10/23/14 What: At the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) conference, we will formally announce our micro-credentialing pilot, beginning this year with 150 New York City Department of ...
Oct 17, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters Publishes Multimedia "Class Divide: Poverty, Segregation, and Teacher Quality"

Youth and Adults Speak Out New York, NY – October 17, 2014 In the second issue of its new multimedia online magazine, Points of Practice, Teaching Matters delves into the problem of inequitably distributed teaching excellence with “Class Divide: ...
Oct 1, 2014 9:00:00 PM

Teaching Matters Praises Broad Elements Set Forth in Chancellor Farina’s DOE Vision

Statement of Lynette Guastaferro   Chancellor Carmen Fariña today laid out a schema for New York City Schools consistent with best research and evaluation thinking. Her six elements are linchpins of successful school improvement, and are based on ...
Jul 25, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Teaching Matters Fourth Annual Cash Award for a Leader Promoting Teacher Effectiveness Goes to First-Year Brooklyn High School Principal

For immediate release Teaching Matters, Inc. today gave a $25,000 cash award to Jodie Cohen, a first year principal at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. The annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters recognizes a ...
Jul 16, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Teaching Matters to Award Cash Prize on 7-24 to Principal and School Fostering Teacher Effectiveness

What: At its 4th annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters award luncheon, Teaching Matters, Inc. will celebrate a metro area principal for furthering teacher effectiveness. The winner, chosen from five finalists, will receive ...
Jun 3, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Nearly 250 middle-school students will participate in Teaching Matters’ Poetry Slam, Wednesday, June 4

Master poet Carlos Andrés Gómez, featured guest   What and Who: A celebration of poetry written by 5th-8th grade students.  During the Poetry Slam, public schoolers from across New York City come together to perform their own original work in front of ...
Apr 2, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Teaching Matters Launches New Magazine, Points of Practice

First Issue Addresses Common Core Implementation pp small       For Immediate Release New York, NY – March 27, 2014 Because of its shoulder-to-shoulder work with educators in urban classrooms, Teaching Matters, a non-profit dedicated to increasing ...
Feb 2, 2014 10:24:00 AM

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 ...
Jan 21, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Governor Cuomo's Budget Address

Statement of Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director, re: Governor Cuomo's Budget Address Teaching Matters appreciates Governor Cuomo's renewed vote of confidence in Common Core State Standards. We support his proposal to review implementation ...
Jan 8, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Statement of Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director

We applaud the education priorities outlined by Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address. We are particularly heartened by the Teacher Excellence Fund, which would offer up to $20,000 additional money per year to eligible highly effective ...
Dec 30, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Statement of Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters

We at Teaching Matters are delighted to welcome Carmen Fariña as the New York City Public Schools Chancellor. Carmen is an educator’s educator and universally respected by education leaders on the ground.
Oct 23, 2013 10:31:00 AM

NYSED Comm. John King and AFT Pres. Randi Weingarten Find Common Cause at Teaching Matters’ Moderated Discussion

  A Conversation Between John King and Randi Weingarten       The head of New York’s education department and the leader of 1.5 million teacher union members came together today at an event dedicated to “Finding Common Ground” – and did. Teaching ...
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Jul 19, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Teaching Matters Awards $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize to Academy of Applied Technology and Mathematics

NEW YORK, NY, July 19, 2017 – Teaching Matters, a leader in the national movement to support teacher leadership, today awarded ...
Jul 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Statement from Teaching Matters on House FY18 Appropriations Bill

Systems that empower teachers also empower students. Teachers need our government to support them in their work to give ...
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 ...