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Chalk Talk: Monica Johnson

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Minnesota

Funding schools equitably

Most people just about fall asleep when the topic of school funding comes up. It’s not a sexy issue and there are a lot of nuances to understand. But for Monica Johnson, a teacher who has...

What’s next for me and E4E-Los Angeles? Gratitude and Commitment.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Los Angeles

Ama Nyamekye, Executive Director, E4E-Los Angeles

It was 2011 and I was a poet turned teacher turned activist who was flirting with a career in academia. I was working on a graduate thesis about this inherent contradiction in public education: If...

Were You Ready on Day One?

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?

As you know all too well, new educators are expected to...

Chalk Talk: Dr. Laurie Walters

Monday, March 4, 2019

Los Angeles

Have you ever thought about starting your own school? No matter where you teach, every educator has imagined what it would be like if they were the ones running things.

After 27 years of...

When it Comes to Making Education Policy, Call on Educators!

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?

As you know all too well, our voices are often...

Honoring a Legacy: My Path to Educational Equity

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 things because of...

Chalk Talk: Cory Cain

Monday, February 4, 2019

Chicago

Black students who have just one black teacher in elementary school are

Letter Reflecting on the Legacy of Dr. Michelle King

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 first meetings with her--I was...

E4E-New York Hosts GOTV Launch Party!

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.

Los Angeles educators have recently shown us the...

E4E Joins Others to Denounce Rescission of Federal Discipline Guidance

Thursday, January 24, 2019

National, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York

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 2014. We should be working to keep...