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Why Having a Teacher with Dreadlocks Matters
Monday, April 15, 2019
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...
Boston Educators: Why We Support HD.3722
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Dear Massachusetts State Legislators, Students experiencing trauma should not be left to cope on their own, yet far too many Massachusetts schools aren't...
E4E Members Meet with Secretary DeVos Over Title II Funding
Monday, November 5, 2018
Title II is the only dedicated source of federal funding for professional learning and leadership support for teachers and principals.
Chalk Talk: Dan Pugliese
Monday, October 1, 2018
For Dan Pugliese, a high school biology teacher in Boston, civic engagement is something he thinks about a lot, especially with such a consequential election...
E4E-Boston Members Testify at City Council Hearing on Improving Boston’s High Schools
Monday, October 1, 2018
On Monday, October 1st, members of the Boston City Council, Council President Andrea Campbell, Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, and Councilor Kim Janey hosted...
Open Letter to Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza on Desegregating NYC Schools
Thursday, July 26, 2018
E4E-New York has written an open letter calling on Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to continue their efforts to desegregate public schools and remove...
E4E-Boston Members Testify on Teacher Diversity at City Council Hearing
Monday, June 18, 2018
On Monday, June 18, E4E-Boston Outreach Director, David Mendez testified at a City Council hearing regarding teacher diversity in Boston Public Schools. David...
E4E-Connecticut Celebrates Teachers’ Wins in the Legislative Session
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Connecticut has widespread and deeply rooted racial disparities in education. Compared to their white peers, our state’s children of color have lower rates of...
Our Children Need You to Prioritize School Climate
Friday, May 11, 2018
Special Education Teacher
On May 14, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will celebrate the start of School Climate Week. This date is a fresh reminder of the work we all...
E4E-Boston Teachers Speak On $2.4M Proposal for Mental Health Supports
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
On Tuesday, May 8, E4E-Boston teachers Dan Foreman and Theresa Thalhamer and Executive Director Brandy Fluker-Oakley spoke before the Boston City Council to...
E4E-NY Member Melissa Dorcemus Testimony at New York City Council
Monday, April 30, 2018
On April 30th, Educators for Excellence - New York member Melissa Dorcemus testified in front of the New York City Council Committee on Education on the need...
Are Our Students Getting the Dollars Provided to Them?
Thursday, April 12, 2018
On Apr. 12, E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Madaline Edison testified before the MN State House Finance Committee on Equitable School Funding, sharing, “for...
Educators for Excellence Teachers Meet with Secretary DeVos and Urge Her to Uphold Discipline Guidance
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
April 4 (New York) — On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, six teachers from Educators for Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led...
E4E-Boston Teachers Testify at School Committee for More Mental Health Staff
Thursday, March 15, 2018
E4E-Boston members Matt Clark and Katie Mallon, along with Executive Director Brandy Fluker-Oakley, spoke at a meeting of the Boston School Committee on the...
I’m a Bronx teacher, and I see up close what we all lose when undocumented students live with uncertainty
Monday, March 5, 2018
Read the entire article on Chalkbeat by E4E-New York member Ilona Nanay. It was our high school’s first graduation ceremony. Students were laughing as they...
Educators for Excellence-Connecticut Devastated by School Funding Ruling
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jan. 18, 2018 (Hartford, CT) — Educators for Excellence-Connecticut (E4E-Connecticut), a teacher-led organization, expresses their disappointment in the...
Trump Officials to Hear From Supporters of School Discipline Guidance
Friday, December 8, 2017
Read the entire article on POLITICO by Kimberly Hefling. The teacher advocacy group Educators for Excellence said a group of teachers from across the country...
Minnesota educators weigh in on student discipline debate unfolding in D.C.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Read the entire article on Minn Post by Erin Hinrichs. A few weeks ago, two former Minnesota teachers joined U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other...
E4E calls on the House and Senate to reject GOP tax bill
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
E4E joined 42 other education groups in an open letter, calling on members of the House and Senate to reject the GOP tax bill. Among other concerning...
In Response to Ongoing Budget Conversations, Educators for Excellence-Connecticut is Building a Statewide Coalition of Passionate Teachers to Take on School Funding
Friday, September 15, 2017
E4E Teachers: “Students’ futures should never hang in the balance.” September 15 , 2017 (New Haven, CT) – In response to the state’s ongoing budget impasse and...
Educators for Excellence Denounces Trump Administration’s Decision to End Successful DACA Program
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
September 5, 2017 (New York) — Following the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Educators for...
Educators for Excellence-Boston Releases Statement on New Boston Teacher Union Contract
Friday, August 25, 2017
August 25th, 2017 (Boston) — Today, Educators for Excellence-Boston (E4E-Boston), a teacher-led organization, commended the new Boston Teacher Union (BTU)...
Educators for Excellence-Minnesota Responds to Minnesota’s Draft School Accountability Plan
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) — As part of a public comment period on Minnesota’s proposed plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),...
Educators for Excellence-Connecticut Teams up with the Department of Corrections to Discuss Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 8, 2017 (Bridgeport, CT) -- In partnership with the Department of Corrections, Educators for Excellence-Connecticut (E4E-Connecticut), a teacher-led...
E4E-Minnesota testimony regarding Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Executive Director, E4E-Minnesota
Check out the testimony of Madaline Edison, executive director of Educators for Excellence-Minnesota, gave to the Joint Education Committee of the Legislature...