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Educators 4 Excellence–New York statement on Board of Regents plan to reform graduation requirements

October 21, 2014

"We applaud the Regents for recognizing that students should have more than one pathway to graduation and for being consistent with their approach to other high stakes decisions in the classroom,” said E4E-New York Executive Director Jonathan Schleifer (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence – Los Angeles statement on resignation of LAUSD Superintendent Dr. John Deasy

October 16, 2014

E4E will work closely with our district and community partners to ensure that progress is accelerated, not reversed, said Ama Nyamekye, Executive Director of E4E-Los Angeles (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–New York hosts ‘None of the Above’ panel on testing and assessment

October 1, 2014

On Wednesday, October 1, teachers, joined by other experts and academics, discussed need for changes to standardized testing in New York City and New York state (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota praises Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson’s moratorium on suspensions for youngest students

September 5, 2014

"E4E-Minnesota applauds the district for taking this important step in the right direction towards promoting racial equity and positive student achievement," said Madaline Edison, executive director of Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota.

Educators 4 Excellence-New York praises Chancellor Tisch’s announcement on proposed changes to Regents graduation requirement

September 2, 2014

"No single test should serve as a barrier between an otherwise qualified student and a high school diploma,” said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence reacts to education secretary Duncan’s proposal on teacher evaluation flexibility

August 21, 2014

“E4E applauds Secretary Duncan for hearing educators’ concerns while also requiring states to continue gathering and using data to inform the teaching practice," said E4E Co-Founders Evan Stone and Sydney Morris (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Connecticut reacts to resignation of education commissioner Stefan Pryor

August 18, 2014

In a statement, E4E-Connecticut Executive Director Ranjana Reddy thanked Pryor for his service and highlighted the need for continued commitment to "helping the students, teachers, and schools that need it most" (press release).

As state releases test results, Educators 4 Excellence – New York launches bold proposal for the future of student testing and assessment

August 15, 2014

In a new report, a team of E4E-New York teachers propose changes to improve the design and culture of tests in New York State, based on their classroom perspectives (press release).

With school approaching, Educators 4 Excellence – Minnesota proposes key changes to Q Comp

August 13, 2014

“Now that our state has a new teacher evaluation framework going into effect this year, it’s time for us to revisit Q Comp as a holistic system to support and reward excellence in teaching,” said Madaline Edison, Executive Director of E4E-MN.

Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to state release of limited test score data

August 6, 2014

"The state has done the right thing by increasing that amount to 50%, but even greater transparency can only help our schools," said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York (press release).

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