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

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
National
Boston
Chicago
Connecticut
Los Angeles
Minnesota
New York
Even as schools start up again—whether online or in-person—teachers are still facing more unknowns than answers.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
National
Chicago
Connecticut
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...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
National
Minnesota
Creating an anti-racist learning environment where all students can thrive doesn’t happen overnight. Here's the steps E4E-Minnesota member Gwyn Burnett and her...
Monday, July 20, 2020
National
We need more educators of color leading our classrooms and contributing to decisions about reopening schools this fall if our country is to ever make real...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
National
Boston
Chicago
Connecticut
Los Angeles
Minnesota
New York
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Boston
Amid national conversations on police brutality and calls to defund the police, educators like Tyrell are taking a stand to advocate for the removal of school...
Thursday, June 18, 2020
New York
As an eighth-grade social studies teacher, E4E-New York member Michael Simmon often discusses injustice with his students--including the structures and systems...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Boston
Sarah Iddrissu Executive Director, E4E-Boston
Like my mother, I do everything I can to provide my child with opportunity but find myself facing the insurmountable limitations and even lethal implications...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Chicago
Minnesota
Madaline Edison and Stacy Moore Executive Directors, Minnesota and Chicago
Fact: we are two white mothers, raising two white boys. And although many would be right to say, don't make this about you, we also know it is incumbent upon...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Connecticut
Andréa Comer Executive Director, Connecticut
My husband is vigilant. He has to be. He’s a Black man - and a police officer.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
New York
Paula White Executive Director, E4E-New York
Here are four concrete things you can do to lift up Black teachers and students in a tangible way:
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Sydney Morris and Evan Stone Co-Founders and Co-CEOs
We will never transform our education system for the next generation if we fail to address the racism embedded within it. As educators, we have the unique...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Minnesota
Our city is facing unprecedented times, and we need to treat the centuries-long outbreak of anti-blackness and systemic racism within our law enforcement, our...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Connecticut
Andréa Comer Executive Director, Connecticut
Like so many of you, the team at Educators for Excellence - Connecticut is reflecting on the systemic racism that has brought our country to this moment, but...
Monday, June 1, 2020
“One of the central tenets of queerness for me is about interrogating power, and insisting on liberation for all identities.”
Friday, May 22, 2020
Connecticut
E4E-Connecticut members Ryan Brown and Stuart Beckford came together for a teacher-to-teacher interview to discuss the challenges of online learning, the...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Minnesota
Check out how E4E-Minnesota members Elysia Peitzman and Mai Thao are working to rise to the occasion to solve both new and old challenges.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Connecticut
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, E4E is shining a spotlight on excellent educators and the amazing work they do on behalf of their students. Today, we’...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Los Angeles
E4E-Los Angeles member Melissa Tellez, who is from a family of educators, continues the tradition by teaching fifth grade in East LA.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Minnesota
Check out how E4E-Minnesota members Chinni Oji and Katie Brown are engaging their students during distance learning.

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