Adding It Up

The introduction of new math curricula left many teachers scrambling to gain an understanding of the new materials available to them, learn new strategies, and learn new content all while writing and implementing lessons, getting to know their students and collaborating with their teams.

And the Winner Is...

The fourth annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters was awarded on July 24th to Jodie Cohen, principal at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York.

Points of Practice

We are eager to share our experience and what we've learned as we work to increase teacher effectiveness in urban schools. That's why we've launched Points of Practice, bringing together varied voices to address pressing education concerns. Please take a look and sign up to get new issues!

Teaching Matters' Tools for Teachers

Teaching Matters is giving teachers tools to cope with Common Core challenges. One of our offerings is a comprehensive guide to assessment when adopting a new curriculum.

Reading, Writing, and Rubrics
Well-designed and implemented assessments are feedback tools for teachers that can help them grow in their ability to properly evaluate and address student work. Getting it right is a critical component of responding effectively to the Common Core. Here's an article in Learning Forward's Journal of Staff development by members of our staff.
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