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Some recent press clippings:


The Real Estate Investor Betting on Big Returns from a Local Early Reading Program 08/01/2018, In the News

Sonny Kalsi came across the education nonprofit Teaching Matters about four years ago when he asked a friend how to get more involved in philanthropy at home in New York City. Since then, the real estate investor has donated and helped raise nearly $1 million in support of the organization’s early literacy program, Early Reading Matters.


Teaching Matters Receives $3.6 Million to Expand Literacy Program 07/12/2018, In the News

Teaching Matters, a New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, has announced a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the New York Community Trust to expand its Early Reading Matters program and develop a data tool that will monitor students' progress toward grade-level reading.


How to help struggling young readers 07/10/2018, In the News

At P.S. 218 in the Bronx, a high-poverty public bilingual school where nearly 90 percent of the students are Hispanic and 32 percent are English language learners, early-grade teachers have spent the last three years learning how to do a better job of teaching students to read — and they are seeing results.


Philanthropy News Digest 06/14/2018, In the News
The organization's programs are aimed at building the capacity of a core group of effective "teacher leaders" who can help strengthen the instructional practice of their colleagues.

This Is How We Get More Millennials to Be Teachers 06/12/2018, In the News
When salary, stress levels and upward mobility are among the top career priorities for millennials, the state of our nation’s teaching profession is more dire than the recent strikes indicate.

Who is Teaching the Teacher? Lynette Guastaferro - Part I 04/18/2018, In the News
America spends more money on education than any other country in the world and our results aren’t great. Recently data from PISA says that U.S. students rank around the middle in math and science. Given America’s leading position in the global economy this is NOT acceptable – what is the answer?

How She Got There: Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters 03/16/2018, In the News
Her Campus is an online publication for college women that is written entirely by student journalists. Past interviewees for the How She Got There feature include Leslie Picker, journalists at CNBC and Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg media.

Months of Searching Still Hasn’t Found New Schools Chancellor 02/14/2018, In the News
“I think it’s not well understood outside of New York how much this chancellor has emphasized instruction,” said Lynette Guastaferro, the executive director of Teaching Matters.

The Importance of Exposing Children to Higher Level Reading 12/31/2017, In the News
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Teaching Matters 12/13/2017, In the News
Classrooms today look a lot different than they did just 10 years ago. Smart boards have replaced chalkboards, and kids are more likely to use computers than spiral notebooks to take notes. Yet, the importance of those in front of the classroom has remained constant. On this week's Cityscape, we're sitting down with Lynette Guastaferro, executive director of Teaching Matters.