Beginning this school year, the REACH Out will be a quarterly newsletter. You will continue to receive great resources and content in each edition. Our next newsletter will arrive in October, and you can anticipate one about every three months.

See you again in the fall!

It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, but now is a great time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running with your students as soon as you return to the classroom. Take a look at the resources below to get started on planning for the fall.

Prepare for working through story problems with your elementary scholars using this protocol.

Plan out your year of reading and writing with these course overviews for kindergarten and first grade.

Develop each middle school math unit for the year using this template.

Set your expectations for high school writing products using this rubric.

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

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Looking for a place where you can geek out about your subject and push teachers to do the same? We're hiring Academic Deans in New Haven, CT and Brooklyn, NYApply today!

Elementary School Teachers
Start Date:
Location: New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island

We are looking for dedicated elementary school teachers to support our students as they begin their school careers. Our elementary teachers work hard to ensure that all of our students are on the road to college from the first day they enter the classroom. Achievement First supports this work with robust teacher professional development, ongoing planning sessions and weekly coaching meetings. 

Learn more about our available teacher and leader roles here.

Director of Strategic Communications
Start Date:
Location: Brooklyn, NY or New Haven, CT

The director of strategic communications will lead communications and marketing operations for the entire Achievement First network. The director will develop a marketing strategy responsible for promoting Achievement First’s mission, as well as provide direction and leadership for its communications and media campaigns. This role reports directly to the vice president of communications and external relations and oversees a communications associate, two graphic designers and a production coordinator. Learn more about this opportunity here.

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

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 for our communities.

At Achievement First, we believe that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our team is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both student needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our students succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Read why Achievement First has named diversity and inclusiveness one of our top five priorities for the 2013-14 school year here.