Achievement First
Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work October 2012



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At Achievement First, we know that our scholars' quantitative and critical thinking skills are vital to their success. Use the math resources below to push your students' numerical thinking.

Help your students learn the basics of measurement with this 2nd grade lesson plan.

Support your class as they explore the concept of area in this 4th grade lesson plan.

Assess your 7th graders' understanding of measurement with this workbook activity.

Plan how to teach your high school algebra students about systems of equations using this unit plan.

Evaluate your algebra class's understanding of systems of equations with this unit assessment.

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



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Here at Achievement First, we believe that teachers are platinum. We support their growth and development with a variety of professional development tools and sessions. Check out the examples below.

Watch Dacia Toll, our founder and co-CEO, present a session on Student Engagement at New Staff Training.

Assess and improve your own instruction using our cycle of effective teaching.

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



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We host special events throughout the year to help you get to know us better and see our schools, systems and scholars in action. Check out these events that we'll be hosting over the next few months.

October 13 - Professional Development: The Together Teacher
October 19 - School Tour: New York
October 25 - School Tour: Connecticut
November 9 - K-2 Open House
November 14 - Virtual Professional Development: Elementary Joy Factor
November 15 - School Tour: New York (Focus: Special Education)
December 7 - School Tour: New York
December 18 - School Tour: New York (Focus: K-2)

View more events and register on our online calendar.




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At Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School, a higher percentage of our scholars achieved at or above goal on the math section of the Connecticut Mastery Test than the city, state, and even the town of Fairfield. We're so excited to see them starting another year strong!

Read more about the start of the school year at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle here.

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2012-13 Special Education Teacher
Start Date:
Immediately
Location: Connecticut and New York

We are looking for dedicated special education teachers to join our team in both Connecticut and New York. Our special education teachers work hard to ensure that all of our scholars are climbing the mountain to college. Achievement First supports these efforts with robust teacher professional development, including weekly coaching meetings, on-going planning sessions and unparalleled learning opportunities. 

Learn more about teaching opportunities at Achievement First and apply here.

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Associate Director, Education Systems & Operations
Start Date:
Immediately
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

The associate director of education systems and operations works to design, implement and support Achievement First's core systems. The associate director consults teams about new system requests and enhancements, establishes and implements system policies, and provides high-quality support to system users. 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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Achievement First believes that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Our mission is to provide all of our scholars 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 for our communities. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our staff is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both scholar needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our scholars succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Learn more about diversity and inclusiveness at Achievement First here.

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