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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
New York
For the 16 years he taught in New York City, Ashley Toussaint was the only black male educator in his school building. Feeling that his daily reality was...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Our education system can be boiled down to a tale of two schools.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Connecticut
Minnesota
New York
E4E-Connecticut member Sy Rhey-Fisher knows the power of an amazing teacher.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Minnesota
Minneapolis Public Schools is in the process of creating their strategic plan, dubbed the Comprehensive Design Plan, which seeks to improve outcomes for the...
Friday, August 9, 2019
New York
Yorel Greene
The statistics on teacher diversity are quite stunning. More than 115,000 Black and Latino students go their entire K-12 education without ever having a...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Minnesota
Rayna Acha Student at South High School in Minneapolis
Students have complex identities which can be challenging for teachers to understand. Immigration status, something that is not visible, can be a stressor in...
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Chicago
During her fifth year teaching, Aisha Pervaiz’s mind started going blank. What Aisha didn't realize at the time was that she was just flat-out drained.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a major report which examines how federal laws and policies are failing to protect students of color and...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Evan Stone Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Something huge happened this morning — and it was in large part due to the work of E4E members!
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Monday, July 8, 2019
New York
Rachael is just one of a long line of teachers who have been asking to actually be prepared for the classroom.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Whether it's student discipline disparities or opportunity gaps, race -- even when you don’t think it should -- plays a role.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Marisa Crabtree English and AVID Teacher at Lincoln High School
Paper, pencils, erasers, pens, copies, notebooks, planners, tissues, pencil sharpeners, speakers, desk chairs, posters, books…This is a list--just off the top...
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Connecticut
The Urgency of Diversifying our Teacher Workforce: High school social studies teacher MacArthur Cheek is reminded daily that his decision to become a teacher...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Minnesota
Shannon Mitchell Managing Director of External Affairs of Educators for Excellence-Minnesota
With the end of the 2019 legislative session, here is what you need to know about where E4E’s teacher-selected priorities landed.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
National
As organizations committed to advocating for low-income students and students of color, we believe it is imperative that you make increasing the diversity of...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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When it comes to school funding, teachers want two things: for schools to have enough resources to cover basic needs (ahem, more copy paper to start!) and for...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Chicago
Sarah Reardon
E4E-Chicago member Sarah Reardon discusses why it's critical for educators to vote in their union elections and making their voices heard.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Have a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Day, and thank you for dedication and commitment to students.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Minnesota
The House and Senate will soon come together to iron out the differences in their education bills before sending a compromise bill to the Governor. The funding...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Minnesota
When it comes to inequitable school funding, Monica Johnson has it right: "It needed to get fixed yesterday.”
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Boston
Dear Superintendent-Designate Cassellius, Congratulations on your selection as the next Superintendent of Boston Public Schools! I am excited to introduce you...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
E4E-Minnesota joined the Solutions not Suspensions coalition to fight for non-exclusionary discipline measures at the legislature.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Connecticut
MacArthur Cheek High School Social Studies Teacher
I've got a story for you. A group of suburban students came to visit our urban school in Bridgeport. One of the students rushed up to tell me she loved my hair...

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