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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on President Trump’s decision to terminate DACA. Share a graphic on social media to show that you support DACA.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Minnesota
E4E-Minnesota member Meghan O'Donnell knows from years of experience that students who didn’t attend an early childhood education (ECE) program begin their...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Educators for Excellence hosted a briefing at the United States Capitol for Members of Congress and their staff on the urgent need to close the diversity gap...
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Chicago
This letter appeared as a full-page ad in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 18, 2019. Learn why a growing group of Chicago teachers are striking for equity.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Minnesota
Madaline Edison Executive Director, E4E-Minnesota
Over the next six months, E4E-Minnesota's LEAP fellows will embark upon a learning journey together building knowledge and skills to serve in higher office.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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As other careers offer more opportunities to learn new skills and advancement, teaching just isn’t keeping up.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
New York
E4E-New York member Arthur Everett is just one of thousands of teachers around the country that deal with this unsettling pressure to leave the classroom to...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
New York
For the decade he taught in New York City and the years he taught in other districts, Ashley Toussaint was frequently the only black male educator in his...
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
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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...

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