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Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work October 2011         


At Achievement First, we know that strong instruction is key to breakthrough student achievement.  This month, we are sharing math resources to maximize your instructional time. 

Elementary School

Plan your kindergarten units with this scope and sequence.

Discover the elements of strong math instruction with this "vision of excellence" document

Middle School

Teach your students about probability with this unit.

Help your students master translating verbal expressions to algebraic expressions with this lesson.

High School

Boost the rigor in your instruction with these seminar-style pre-calculus questions.

Prepare your students for college with this "systems of equations" lesson.  

To download more Achievement First resources in all subjects and grade levels, visit our newly updated resources page.


Can't make it to one of our in-person events?  Join us for a Virtual Information Session hosted by an Achievement First talent recruiter.  We will discuss:

  • Achievement First's history, mission, and core values
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to join our team for the 2012-2013 school year
  • Application process and qualities of a successful candidate

Starting Your School Leadership Career with Achievement First

October 11; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern  


Teaching Opportunities with Achievement First
October 25; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern          



Throughout the year, our team visits cities across the country in search of the best teachers and school leaders. Below are cities we'll be visiting this month; please email us to learn more.

  • October 20 - Providence, RI
  • October 22 - Miami, FL
  • October 22 - Detroit, MI

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Congratulations to Stefan Pryor, one of Amistad Academy's founders, who was appointed as Connecticut's next Commissioner of Education!  Check out this article in the Connecticut Post announcing the news.

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2011-2012 Elementary School Special Education Teacher

Start Date: Immediate

Achievement First teachers are platinum! Our teachers work hard to ensure that every student is prepared for a rigorous college experience. Achievement First supports these efforts with robust teacher professional development, including weekly coaching meetings, on-going planning sessions, and unparalleled learning opportunities. 

Achievement First is looking for an immediate special education teacher to join our Brooklyn team.  Learn more and apply here.


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Director, Development
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Achievement First's director of development will work with the vice president of development to ensure that Achievement First has the operating, capital and special projects funds necessary to achieve scale.  The director will be responsible for grant management, management of internal data systems, and relationships with internal collaborators, and will work closely with the vice president on donor relationship management and new donor prospecting.  Learn more about this opportunity and apply here.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our Network Support team. View current Achievement First Network Support opportunities here.

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The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.

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