Nominations being solicited: 2014 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters

What: For the fourth consecutive year, Teaching Matters will award the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters. This annual $25,000 prize seeks to highlight school-based strategies that develop, retain and reward effective teachers.

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

Who: A metro area school principal receives this award for a program or practice s/he has initiated in the school to support, develop or retain great teachers. Award recipients can come from any publicly funded K-12 schools in the New York metropolitan area (within a 100 mile radius of New York City). Teachers, parents, principals and network leaders are all encouraged to weigh in with names.

Where: The application and full criteria for the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize are available online at

When: Nominations can be made between February 28th and March 14th.


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