Teaching Matters' Rohatyn Prize open for applications

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Media Advisory

Contact: Sharon Rubinstein, srubinstein@teachingmatters.org, 212 870-3505 ext. 8, cell 703-901-7947; Anabel Evora, aevora@teachingmatters.org, 212-870-3505 ext. 9

Sixth annual Teaching Matters' Rohatyn Prize open for applications; $25,000 will go to eligible public school

What: The Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matterssupports initiatives that help teachers lead, learn, and thrive. The selection process includes voting by the public and a distinguished panel of judges.

When: The application period runs from February 23rd through May 10th, and the award will be presented on July 20th at the Harvard Club in New York City.

Who and Where: Public schools within a 100 mile radius of New York City are eligible. In the last five years, winners have used the award to expand a teacher mentorship project; support a model teacher initiative; fuel teacher collaboration for instructional design; refine a "triad model" of joint teaching; and develop online tools to spread collaboration.

How: Please check http://teachingmatters.org/rohatyn/index.html for the application and information.

Why: Research shows that teachers are the single-most important school-based factor for student success. Teaching Matters' founder Elizabeth Rohatyn established the prize to honor leadership dedicated to teachers' professional growth, and foster sharing of replicable strategies that elevate student learning.

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, srubinstein@teachingmatters.org, 212-870-3505 ext. 8; anabel evora, aevora@teachingmatters.org, 212-870-3505 ext. 9

Source: Teaching Matters