Search News

1 2 37
Showing 120 of 132 Items
Feb 21, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Teaching Matters' Breakfast Panel Addresses Challenge of Raising Independent Kids

Page
The New York Social Diary posts pictures and a description of Teaching Matters' recent breakfast, featuring authors Lenore Skenazy (Free Range Kids) and Erika Christakis (The Importance of Being Little), and Dr. Samantha Boardman, founder of Positive Prescription.
Nov 10, 2016 8:42:00 AM

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

Page
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 21, 2016 1:48:00 PM

What Motivates Teachers to Earn PD 'Micro-Credentials'? New Report Offers Insights

Page
A new trend in teacher professional learning forgoes general credit hour requirements in favor of "micro-credentials"—or digital badges that focus on the mastery of a singular competency. But completing these micro-credentials can be a rigorous, time-consuming process, says a new report by Teaching Matters, a nonprofit dedicated to developing and retaining effective teachers, partly through issuing micro-credentials.
Oct 21, 2016 10:32:00 AM

Teaching Matters report highlights strengths of competency-based PD

Page
A new report from Teaching Matters, “Competency-Based Micro-Credentials for Educators: Powerful Lessons from Two Years in the Field,” outlines key takeaways from three case studies in New York City schools and a suburban district that implemented new professional development models.
Oct 19, 2016 12:05:00 PM

New York Community Trust Award $12 Million in Grants

Page
New York Community Trust's Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education awarded three grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of efforts to improve the reading skills of young students in low-performing schools. Recipients include Teaching Matters, with nearly $2.3 million.
Oct 19, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Competency-based professional learning gets a test drive

Page
Two years after Teaching Matters shifted its focus to competency-based professional learning, it has issued a 17-page report that profiles use cases from its work in three teacher leadership training programs, and four lessons it has learned from those experiences.
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

Page
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 13, 2016 8:23:00 AM

Grant Will Help Train New York Teacher Leaders

Page
With the help of a new $500,000 grant, Teaching Matters will offer its Teacher Leadership Program over the next two years to teachers in New York City. The program is expected to eventually enhance the skills of 15,000 teachers.
Oct 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM

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

Page
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

Page
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

Page
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 20, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Modernizing Teaching in New York

Page
District Administration Magazine covers the first New York Teacher Leadership Summit, hosted by Teaching Matters and partners.
Jul 19, 2016 1:59:00 PM

Teaching Matters to announce Rohatyn winner at July 20th event

Page
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.
Jul 12, 2016 7:33:00 AM

Integrating New York City’s Schools

Page
New York Times, "We’re excited to see the growing momentum to deal with our very unequal and unfair public education system. A groundswell of demand for an equitable school system, coupled with inducements that make previously unattractive schools newly appealing, may be the combined prod and prize necessary."
Jun 24, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Chalkbeat Rise & Shine

Page
Chalkbeat, Last week, Teaching Matters, the education department, and the teacher union hosted over 100 teachers and supporters at the inaugural New York Teacher Leadership Summit, designed to promote and develop teacher-led initiatives.
Jun 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM

Summit to ‘elevate’ teaching profession takes place next week

Page
Amsterdam News - The inaugural “New York Teacher Leadership Summit: Powered by Teach to Lead” will take place at 475 Riverside Drive in New York City, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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

Page
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

Page
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.
May 26, 2016 6:05:00 AM

Why one Brooklyn high school is making a big bet on teacher training

Page
As an earth science teacher, Sofia Di Bari never thought her biggest challenge would be teaching English. But her students at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School are often missing key language skills that would help them discuss scientific evidence or find the slope of a line.
1 2 37
Showing 120 of 132 Items

Recent Releases

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 ...