In the News

Some recent press clippings:

Student-Poets Open Up Using Rhyme and Meter 06/09/2014, In the News

A jittery and excited gaggle of about 250 middle schoolers from 17 different New York City public schools gathered recently for the culminating event of a four-week poetry writing program run by the group Teaching Matters...

Educators question contract’s bet on teacher training over student tutoring 05/06/2014, In the News

Chalkbeat New York
"When our entire educational force has to reboot because of the Common Core, it is essential that teachers have time to learn..."

Ask the Experts: 7 Ways to Improve K-12 Public Education 04/16/2014, In the News

"No teacher is an island. And yet in the traditional education model, each teacher works alone, isolated in his or her own classroom without adequate communication or support from the school — or from peers. This is "really a factory-style model," says Lynette Guastaferro, executive director of Teaching Matters, a nonprofit advocacy group in New York City."

Astor Estate Donates Money to New York Education 12/08/2013, In the News

The Wall Street Journal:
"Combined, the Astor grants for early reading programs "focus on a really important spot," said Lynette Guastaferro, executive director of Teaching Matters.

The Marc Steiner Show"Common Core: Is It Needed? & How Do We Implement It?" 09/29/2013, In the News

An extensive discussion about the Common Core, educational standards intended to bring curricula that vary from state-to-state into alignment with one other.

For Weingarten, New York’s Common Core fight hits home 09/22/2013, In the News

Gotham Schools:
"I get embarrassed when a state like California is figuring it out more than my beloved Empire State," Weingarten said Wednesday in a speech in midtown Manhattan, where she accepted an education award from the education nonprofit Teaching Matters.

Heads of Teachers Union, State Education Department Agree on Common Core 09/22/2013, In the News

Epoch Times
Two heavyweights in the education field discussed the Common Core curriculum testing, as well its connection to teacher evaluations, during the Teaching Matters annual luncheon, held at the Harvard Club in Manhattan on Oct. 23.

On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading 09/08/2013, In the News

Huffington Post
Despite its great promise, the Common Core is unlikely to be the "game changer" our policymakers hope it will be unless sensitive and skillful leadership is provided to shepherd the profound changes necessary.

Teaching Matters: Molding Great Educators 09/04/2013, In the News

Teacher Certification Degrees
To address the need for greater effectiveness, the organization called Teaching Matters is dedicated to helping schools, especially in urban settings, develop teacher performance.

Recipient of this year’s Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters 08/29/2013, In the News

Gotham Schools
Salvador Fernandez, principal of J.H.S. 52 in Inwood, is the recipient of this year’s Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters.