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

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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Chicago
Initiative: Work hand-in-hand with educators to shape and implement policies that set students and teachers up for success in our schools.
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...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Minnesota
As a cohort of 16 educators from across the Twin Cities, these leaders have developed the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to be effective as elected officials...
Monday, April 1, 2019
Boston
On Tuesday, March 26th, E4E-Boston Outreach Director, Denise Manning testified at a City Council on behalf of educator, Monique Symes. The hearing centered on...
Monday, April 1, 2019
New York
Had second-grade teacher Tianitha Alston never taught in a school with a strong union leader, she might never have realized the tremendous and powerful role...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye Executive Director, E4E-Los Angeles
E4E-Los Angeles Founding Executive Director Ama Nyamekye reflects on her time at Educators for Excellence and what's next.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Boston
E4E-Boston member Theresa Thalhamer submitted testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Education Committee in support The Education PROMISE Act.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Minnesota
Amy Eelkema Baxter Special Education Consultant for St. Paul Public Schools
On March 14, the Minnesota House held a hearing on eliminating the use of suspensions and expulsions in pre-k programs, House File 1785. E4E Minnesota member...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Minnesota
Ben MacKenzie Ninth-grade speech and composition teacher at Hiawatha Collegiate High School in Minneapolis
E4E-Minnesota member Ben MacKenzie, a ninth-grade speech and composition teacher at Hiawatha Collegiate Prep in Minneapolis, gave a powerful testimony against...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
New York
When you reflect on your first year as an educator, what is one thing you wish you’d been ready for on day one in your classroom?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Minnesota
Governor Tim Walz 130 State Capitol 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 Sen. Carla J. Nelson, Chair, Senate E-12 Finance & Policy...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Have you ever thought about starting your own school? After 27 years of teaching, Laurie Walters and three of her peers went out and started a school.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Chicago
Jacqueline Portee Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher, Leland Elementary
If your house is on fire, you call the fire department. So why don’t we call on educators when it comes to shaping education policy?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Connecticut
Andréa Comer Executive Director, Connecticut
I am the granddaughter of a domestic and a seamstress, and the daughter of a financial services executive and a healthcare administrator. I am all of those...
Monday, February 4, 2019
New York
Last week, educators from across New York City came together to discuss why voting in the upcoming UFT leadership election matters so much.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye Executive Director, E4E-Los Angeles
When I first heard the news that our beloved former Superintendent Dr. Michelle King passed away, I felt a tremendous loss. I immediately recalled one of our...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Chicago
Exploring the power of diversity in the teacher workforce.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Boston
Dear Massachusetts State Legislators, Students experiencing trauma should not be left to cope on their own, yet far too many Massachusetts schools aren't...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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E4E joined a letter with other 48 organizations in condemning the U.S. Department of Education's decision to rescind school discipline guidance implemented in...

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