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Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Manhattan elementary school wins $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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

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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.
Apr 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The art of teaching teachers how to teach reading

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A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.
Apr 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

'Testing' Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word

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Once the state math and English tests are done for the year, they're done. Students have one day for each section of the test, six days in all, to show what they know. There are no re-takes or do-overs.
Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Collaboration, not conflict, in education

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After years of bitter disagreements from all sides in the education arena, a new approach is evolving. This one calls for harmony among the many voices trying to improve things for children. And though it's impossible to paper over real differences, there is a set of common goals that's resonating for groups as diverse as the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Teach for America (TFA).
Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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