SOURCE: Teaching Matters, Inc.

Teaching Matters, Inc.

February 17, 2015 10:26 ET

Teaching Matters Solicits Entries for Its Annual $25,000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2015) -

WHAT: For the last four years, Teaching Matters has been recognizing principals of New York metropolitan area schools where teaching effectiveness is successfully fostered. Our founder, Elizabeth Rohatyn, established the prize that now carries a $25,000 cash award. The prize money is intended to support a school initiative already underway, and may be used for needs such as staff or consultants, common planning time, software or hardware, and other resources specific to the initiative.

WHY: Research shows that teachers are the single-most important school-based factor for student success. The aim of the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize is to honor leadership dedicated to teacher professional growth, and share replicable strategies to elevate student learning.

WHO: Principals of publicly-funded schools within a 100-mile radius of New York City are eligible to receive the award for a program or practice initiated to support, develop or retain great teachers. Teachers, parents, principals and District Superintendents are all encouraged to weigh in with names.

WHERE: Please check for nomination instructions, application and full criteria for the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize.

WHEN: Nominations can be submitted between February 24 and March 6, 6 p.m. After nominations and applications submitted by principals have been reviewed and a panel of judges has named finalists, there will be one public vote for semifinalists, and then a further selection by the judges to name the award winner, celebrated on July 23, 2015.

Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom. From nearly 20 years of working in New York City's public schools, we've developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we're committed to real, measurable results. Visit to learn more about how we're making a difference for students and teachers at public schools.

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