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Discover original insights from E4E educators working to make positive changes for students and the teaching profession.

Monday, March 18, 2019
Minnesota
Amy Eelkema Baxter Special Education Consultant for St. Paul Public Schools
On March 14, the Minnesota House held a hearing on eliminating the use of suspensions and expulsions in pre-k programs, House File 1785. E4E Minnesota member...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Minnesota
Ben MacKenzie Ninth-grade speech and composition teacher at Hiawatha Collegiate High School in Minneapolis
E4E-Minnesota member Ben MacKenzie, a ninth-grade speech and composition teacher at Hiawatha Collegiate Prep in Minneapolis, gave a powerful testimony against...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
New York
When you reflect on your first year as an educator, what is one thing you wish you’d been ready for on day one in your classroom? As you know all too well, new...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Minnesota
Governor Tim Walz 130 State Capitol 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 Sen. Carla J. Nelson, Chair, Senate E-12 Finance & Policy...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Have you ever thought about starting your own school? After 27 years of teaching, Laurie Walters and three of her peers went out and did it - they started a...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Chicago
Jacqueline Portee Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher, Leland Elementary
If your house is on fire, you call the fire department. So why don’t we call on educators when it comes to shaping education policy?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Connecticut
Andréa Comer Executive Director, Connecticut
I am the granddaughter of a domestic and a seamstress, and the daughter of a financial services executive and a healthcare administrator. I am all of those...
Monday, February 4, 2019
New York
Last week, educators from across New York City came together to discuss why voting in the upcoming UFT leadership election matters so much.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye Executive Director, E4E-Los Angeles
When I first heard the news that our beloved former Superintendent Dr. Michelle King passed away, I felt a tremendous loss. I immediately recalled one of our...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Chicago
Exploring the power of diversity in the teacher workforce.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Boston
Dear Massachusetts State Legislators, Students experiencing trauma should not be left to cope on their own, yet far too many Massachusetts schools aren't...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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E4E joined a letter with other 48 organizations in condemning the U.S. Department of Education's decision to rescind school discipline guidance implemented in...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Boston
As we step into the new year and a new legislative session, members of E4E-Boston’s 2019 Policy Team are finalizing their recommendations for improving school...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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This op-ed is a response to Secretary Betsy DeVos' unfortunate decision to rescind federal guidance that gave teachers and schools the tools to discipline...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Los Angeles
Phylis Hoffman Second-grade teacher at Harry Bridges K-8 School
In a letter to her students, E4E-Los Angeles member Phylis Hoffman tells her kids why she enjoys being their teacher and why she is striking for their futures.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Boston
For Boston teacher Theresa Thalhamer, school climate is about creating a space where students can freely express themselves knowing their teachers and...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Los Angeles
In the largest demonstration of teacher power in decades, teachers went on strike in several states in 2018. They protested chronically underfunded education...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Connecticut
Earlier this week, the CT Mirror published an article that highlighted a troubling and growing gap between teachers of color and students of color. According...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Minnesota
Aberdeen Rodriguez wanted more opportunities to grow in her career. Like many teachers though, she didn't want to leave the classroom in order to do it.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Boston
On Monday, December 3rd, E4E-Boston Executive Director Brandy Fluker Oakley and Outreach Director, Jake Resetarits, testified at a City Council hearing...
Monday, November 5, 2018
National
Title II is the only dedicated source of federal funding for professional learning and leadership support for teachers and principals.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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New York
It didn’t take long in her career for Candra McKenzie to come to the brutal realization that all teachers must arrive at eventually: teaching is really, really...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Chicago
Three E4E-Chicago educators share about lessons they learned from their students.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Minnesota
This is urgent. Minnesota is home to some of the worst opportunity gaps in the nation.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
New York
E4E-New York hosted a teacher-moderated discussion with New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

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