Matt Collette is a fellow for The Teacher Project, an education reporting initiative at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism dedicated to covering the issues facing America's teachers.
Matt Collette appears in the following:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Sure, teacher turnover is higher in New York City middle schools than at elementary or high schools. But for those who stick around there's the potential for a very big payoff.
Friday, December 26, 2014
It was a good week to get restless students outside, to help and give back a little. Better than trying to make them stay in class as they counted the minutes to winter break.
Monday, December 08, 2014
The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
All the teachers at a Lower East Side school know how to help students apply to high schools. Last year, 90 percent of them got into one of their top three choices last year.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
At several NYC schools, teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired but making these decisions democratic doesn't make them easy.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Men who teach pre-kindergarten do a lot more than teach the ABC's. Experts say male teachers model how to be both gentle and strong — and they say New York City needs many more of them.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
For a group of honors students at one of the last big high schools in New York City, getting into college wasn't the problem. The struggle is how to pay for it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
We don't sleep like nature intended, and technology is to blame. From the gaslight to the smartphone, technological innovation has been knocking the human body clock out of sync with nature.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A new bill would let victims sue Google.
Monday, February 10, 2014
A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.