Category: Press Release

Teaching Matters, Council of Supervisors and Administrators of NYC Partner to Reward Micro-credentials in Culturally Responsive Education

by Editorial Team

Press Release NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 – Teaching Matters and the Executive Leadership Institute of The Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) of NYC created the first-ever competency-based micro-credential to recognize growth in culturally responsive education.



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

Press Release Teaching Matters will work with 100 Tennessee teacher leaders to earn four high-leverage micro-credentials over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The organization’s unique competency-based micro-credentialing system, developed in the nation’s largest school system, emphasizes the demonstration of skills in classrooms coupled with continued support for sustainable system-level improvement.



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

by Editorial Team

Press Release: NEW YORK, NY, July 19, 2017 – 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 Mathematics (MS 343) from District 7. Educators at the Bronx middle school introduced an initiative titled “Looking at Student Work” that empowers teachers to isolate students’ mistakes and misconceptions, shift instructional strategies and provide highly personalized intervention.



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

New York, NY – November 10, 2016: 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.



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 Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd as part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative.The two-year program, “Deepening and Scaling Teacher Leader Support for Common Core-Aligned Instruction in New York City,” launches October 1st.

It aims to enhance teaching skills by equipping designated teacher leaders to deepen and spread Common Core aligned instructional practices.  A hallmark of the program will be a competency-based focus that shapes, measures, and rewards discrete teacher leadership skills with micro-credentials.