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Nearly 250 Middle-School Students Will Participate in Teaching Matters' Poetry Slam, Wednesday, June 4

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 03, 2014) -

What and Who: A celebration of poetry written by 5th-8th grade students. During the Poetry Slam, public schoolers from across New York City come together to perform their own original work in front of an audience of their peers and adults.

Finalists are selected by judges in the morning and take the stage in the afternoon with master guest poet Carlos Andrés Gómez.

The Poetry Slam is the culminating activity of Teaching Matters' Common Core-aligned Writing Matters 4-week Writing Poetry unit.

When: June 4, 2014, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Where: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway

The agenda is accessible here.

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.

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