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Sep 25, 2017 9:33:00 AM

Teaching Matters Collaborates with Tennessee Department of Education to Recognize Teacher Leadership through Micro-Credentials

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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 ...
Aug 21, 2017 7:47:00 AM

City Will Move Sidelined Teachers From Limbo to Classrooms

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New York Times, Lynette Guastaferro, the executive director of Teaching Matters, said that in high-poverty schools, it was particularly important that principals be able to choose teachers carefully.
Jul 21, 2017 6:34:00 AM

Why this Bronx middle school believes in second — and third — chances

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This week, M.S. 343 won the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize, which is awarded to public schools that foster great teaching. Presented by the nonprofit Teaching Matters, the award money will go toward building a digital platform that students and teachers can use to track their progress from anywhere, at any time.
Teaching Matters Awards $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize to  Academy of Applied Technology and Mathematics
Jul 19, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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

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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 ...
2017 Rohatyn Prize Winners MS 343
Jul 18, 2017 5:00:00 PM

2017 Rohatyn Prize Winners MS 343

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Jul 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Statement from Teaching Matters on House FY18 Appropriations Bill

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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.
Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Customizing Professional Development Through Microcredentials

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Education Week, As Teaching Matters' Strain put it: "The ethos of a microcredential or a digital badge is that it doesn't matter how you got there, as long as you get there."
Feb 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM

NY Nonprofit head cautions against rush to voucher expansion

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Education Dive highlights and comments on Teaching Matters' op-ed warning against diversion of Title 1 and other federal monies to vouchers.
Feb 23, 2017 11:09:00 AM

The potentially ruinous effects of diverting money for low-income students into vouchers

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Teaching Matters' Executive Director Lynette Guastaferro cautions against the devastating harm transferring Title 1 funds to vouchers could bring to public schools.
Feb 21, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Teaching Matters' Breakfast Panel Addresses Challenge of Raising Independent Kids

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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.
Feb 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Demanding For a Systematic Change: Improving Education

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Some education leaders such as Lynette Guastaferro of Teaching Matters, asserts that she thinks “there’s this argument in education: It’s poverty or it’s teacher quality.
Nov 10, 2016 8:42:00 AM

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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Sep 25, 2017 9:33:00 AM

Teaching Matters Collaborates with Tennessee Department of Education to Recognize Teacher Leadership through Micro-Credentials

Teaching Matters, a nonprofit leader in the national movement to support teacher leadership as a critical means to improve ...
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 ...