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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Los Angeles
Meghann Seril
Several months after the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, it’s clear that this day will continue to live in our collective mindspace, but how will students...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Los Angeles
Casey Jagusch
If you are in need of a good laugh, you should watch the long-running improvisation show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” where comedians use audience suggestions to...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Minnesota
Paula Cole Executive Director of E4E-Minnesota
Educators for Excellence-Minnesota is proud to honor transgender and non-binary people on Trans Day of Visibility, which is held every year on March 31st...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Carlotta Pope 11th-grade English teacher Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School
Will you take a moment to help Secretary Cardona get familiar with our teacher-led policy priorities?
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Los Angeles
While Los Angeles Unified School District recently announced a tentative plan to reopen schools, the past year of distance learning has created well-documented...
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Minnesota
Contrary to the existing narrative about students’ suspensions and expulsions, most teachers wish that their schools and districts would substitute punitive...
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Minnesota
Minnesota cannot walk back the years of progress we’ve made through the state's tiered licensure system in making the state’s teacher workforce more diverse.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Connecticut
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, E4E-Connecticut State Director Daniel Pearson testified to the Connecticut Education Committee in support of SB 948: An Act...
Monday, March 1, 2021
Minnesota
On March 1, 2021, E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Paula Cole testified to the Minnesota House Education Policy Committee about HF 1376 and the need to better...
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Connecticut
Robert Jaycox Math Teacher at Bulkeley High School
As Dr. Cardona prepares to meet the Senate to answer questions, he’s repeatedly had to answer the questions of an even tougher group: Connecticut’s teachers.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Minnesota
We write as the Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition in support of student discipline provisions in the Select Committee on Racial Justice (SCRJ) Report.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Minnesota
Read E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Paula Cole's testimony to the Minnesota Policy Committee on the importance of teacher diversity.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Minnesota
When signed into law, this package of bills will create the comprehensive systemic change that is needed to address opportunity and achievement gaps for...
Monday, January 25, 2021
Chicago
Stacy Moore Executive Director, E4E-Chicago
Earlier this month, I wrote a piece in the Chicago Sun-Times about the continued struggle between leaders at Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers...
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
National
Education is the heart of a functional democracy. In our schools we teach that elections and the peaceful transfer of power are sacred and defining...
Thursday, December 17, 2020
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There has never been a more critical time for bold, equity-minded and anti-racist policymaking at the federal level.
Friday, November 6, 2020
National
Minnesota
Christopher Baatwiwiitan Oquist
*/ Back in sixth-grade, I remember learning about colonization — but not just through the routine paragraph in a history textbook that tried to comprehensively...
Friday, October 23, 2020
Connecticut
Watch this short video outlining why teacher diversity and culturally responsive teaching is critical to improving education in Connecticut.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
National
Chicago
Ethan couldn't stop smiling when he saw his name changed his from birth name Veronica to Ethan: the way he wanted to be identified. E4E-Chicago member Bryan...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
New York
E4E-New York member Jasmine Byrd testified in support of a bill to collect data on teacher diversity and retention. The bill is based on a policy...
Friday, September 11, 2020
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Even as schools start up again—whether online or in-person—teachers are still facing more unknowns than answers.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Los Angeles
No matter what ‘back to school’ looks like, teachers can agree that education won’t look the same anytime soon.
Friday, September 4, 2020
National
Evan Stone Co-Founder and Co-CEO
As schools work to reopen (remotely or in-person), it’s more crucial than ever for Congress to invest in our teachers, our schools, and our nation’s future —...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
“So many things are unknown, making it difficult for teachers to know how to prepare. We’ll still be building the plane as we’re flying.” As a high school...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Los Angeles
To celebrate educators who have been challenging and changing the system for students in 2020, E4E-Los Angeles teachers and staff, along with past Rebel award...

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