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


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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


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


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


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...

A Letter to My Students on Why I'm Striking

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Los Angeles

Phylis Hoffman, Second-grade teacher at Harry Bridges K-8 School

Dear Students,

I am writing to you to let you know that one of the greatest joys of my life is being your teacher. I love being a teacher. It isn’t always easy but I know each day will...

E4E‚ Declaration Launch: Finding hope and my voice

Monday, February 27, 2017

Minnesota, National

Teresa Fenske-Fanucci, Fourth-grade teacher

In this current political climate, all too often respect for others is disregarded. Empathy feels scarce, marginalized people are met with indifference, and our public education system...

Who we are… and who we are not

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Sarah Zuckerman, Executive Director, E4E-Boston

As Educators for Excellence (E4E) launches in Boston, we have had early questions on who are are and what we do. First and foremost, we are here for...

An unexpected path

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Sarah Zuckerman, Executive Director, E4E-Boston

To ensure teachers’ perspectives and expertise are not missing from policy, E4E-Boston Executive Director Sarah Zuckerman shares more about her own experience and an upcoming...

Shay Edmond - Boston Education Expert Conversations

Monday, December 4, 2023


Boston Education Expert Conversations Series 

E4E-Boston will engage in thought-provoking conversations with individuals in Massachusetts who are making an impact on education...