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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
National
Dear Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions, We — educators, advocates, and leaders dedicated to making bold progress toward educational equity — are...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Minnesota
Madaline Edison E4E-Minnesota Executive Director
Over the past two months, educators across the Twin Cities have shared excitement for a new program we will launch this summer - the Leadership for Equity in...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Chicago
Angela Young Cooperative work training teacher at Southside Occupational Academy
Angela Young is a cooperative work training teacher at Southside Occupational Academy (SOA), a transition center for students aged 16-22 with disabilities in...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Boston
On Monday, June 18, E4E-Boston Outreach Director, David Mendez testified at a City Council hearing regarding teacher diversity in Boston Public Schools. David...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Chicago
Charles Beavers
Charles Beavers is a teacher and school leadership team member at Kozminski Community Academy in Hyde Park, Chicago. In this conversation with E4E-Chicago...
Friday, June 8, 2018
E4E-Chicago hosted “In Class, Not Cuffs: A Chicago Town Hall” to show support for federal guidance designed to help teachers address discipline without...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Connecticut
Connecticut has widespread and deeply rooted racial disparities in education. Compared to their white peers, our state’s children of color have lower rates of...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Connecticut
Eva Schultz Fifth grade teacher for New Haven Public Schools
Throughout the month of May E4E-Connecticut celebrates educators for our dedication to our students. Sometimes the best way to do this is helping us to...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Connecticut
Gage Salicki Social Studies Teacher at Bulkeley High School
In this interview, Gage discusses with E4E-Connecticut Outreach Director Emma Pellerin why he became a teacher and why he believes the power of teacher voice...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Chicago
Elva Guzman Sixth grade humanities
In this conversation with E4E-Chicago Outreach Director Ali Fendrick, Elva Guzman discusses how her shared background with her students leads to strong...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Los Angeles
Kiechelle Russell Special Education Teacher
On May 14, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will celebrate the start of School Climate Week. This date is a fresh reminder of the work we all...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Minnesota
Luis Regalado Fourth grade teacher
Luis Regalado is a fourth-grade teacher at Aurora Charter school, Minneapolis Minnesota. In this interview with teacher leader Maya Kruger, Luis discusses...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Boston
On Tuesday, May 8, E4E-Boston teachers Dan Foreman and Theresa Thalhamer and Executive Director Brandy Fluker-Oakley spoke before the Boston City Council to...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Boston
In Boston, E4E members put our Theory of Change into action through their Schools that Heal Campaign. From building a movement, to creating policy...
Monday, May 7, 2018
National
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Here are eight must-read articles written by E4E members who aren’t afraid to speak truth to power and ensure that teachers’ voices are heard.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Los Angeles
Isabel Baeza Science teacher
Isabel Baeza is a founding teacher at Communication and Technology School at Diego Rivera Learning Complex in South-Central, Los Angeles, where she taught...
Monday, April 30, 2018
New York
Melissa Dorcemus
On April 30th, Educators for Excellence - New York member Melissa Dorcemus testified in front of the New York City Council Committee on Education on the need...
Friday, April 27, 2018
New York
To: Speaker Carl Heastie Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Assembly Education Committee Chairwoman Catherine Nolan...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Chicago
Shakita Smith Paraprofessional
Shakita Smith is a paraprofessional in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood at Casals School of Excellence. In this conversation with E4E-Chicago Outreach...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Boston
On Friday, April 13th, Governor Baker signed bill S.2371, “An Act Relating to Criminal Justice Reform,” into a law. This significant overhaul of the...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Minnesota
On Apr. 12, E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Madaline Edison testified before the MN State House Finance Committee on Equitable School Funding, sharing, “for...
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Minnesota
After months of negotiating, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) bargaining teams announced that they have...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Mario Andrade fourth grade teacher
Mario Andrade teaches fourth grade at Teresa Hughes Elementary School where works with long-term English Learners. In this conversation with E4E-Los Angeles...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Boston
E4E-Boston members Matt Clark and Katie Mallon, along with Executive Director Brandy Fluker-Oakley, spoke at a meeting of the Boston School Committee on the...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Minnesota
Lars Lindqvist English teacher
On March 6, E4E-Minnesota teacher testified in front of the Senate Education Policy Committee in support of the discipline bill, SF 2920, that provides...

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