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Middle-School Students from Across NYC to Share Their Work at Teaching Matters' Poetry Slam, 6-10-15

NEW YORK, June 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: About 200 students from schools in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn will come together for Teaching Matters' annual poetry slam, the culminating event for participants in Teaching Matters' "Writing Matters" curriculum, and other interested students. In addition to the students' performances during the half-day event, professional poets will share with the students in a joint assembly.

WHO: Felice Belle, poet, Mistress of Ceremonies; Poet Carlos Andres Gomez; Students and staff from Q300, the 30th Avenue School (Queens); K381 (Brooklyn); MS217, Robert A. Van Wyck School (Queens); K681, Madiba Prep Middle School (Brooklyn); X228, Jonas Bronck Academy (Bronx); Icahn Charter School 5 (Bronx); M328 (Manhattan); K722, New Heights Middle School, (Brooklyn); East-West School of International Studies, Q281 (Queens); New World Preparatory Charter School (Bronx); X565 (Bronx) ; Teaching Matters' staff.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; assembly at noon.

WHERE: Baruch College, One Baruch College Way (55 Lexington Ave. at 24th St.), Conference Center, 14th Fl.

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 www.teachingmatters.org to learn more about how we're making a difference for students and teachers at public schools.

CONTACT: Sharon Rubinstein, 212-870-3505 ext. 8, srubinstein@teachingmatters.org Kate DiLello, 212-870-3501, kdilello@teachingmatters.org

Source: Teaching Matters