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

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
National
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
National
Boston
Chicago
Connecticut
Los Angeles
Minnesota
New York
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
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
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...
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.

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