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Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles statement on passage of LAUSD 2014-15 budget

June 24, 2014

We are excited in particular about the adoption of the Student Needs Index, and will continue working with community partners to urge LAUSD to create an accountability report card, said E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to state compromise on Common Core-linked teacher evaluations

June 19, 2014

"This deal will ensure that evaluations continue to provide teachers with meaningful feedback about their performance while promoting fairness during this time of transition," said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York.


Educators 4 Excellence launches Connecticut chapter, releases first major policy proposal

June 11, 2014

Educators 4 Excellence formally launched its new chapter in Connecticut Wednesday with a kick-off event in Bridgeport and a call for sweeping changes to existing professional development (press release). 


Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles statement on verdict in “Vergara trial”

June 10, 2014

E4E-Los Angeles teachers hope today’s verdict will now spark conversations in local districts about how best to reshape education policies around critical issues like how we hire, evaluate, support and retain top talent in the classroom (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles launches a bold proposal for the evolution of teacher compensation and investment in school climate

June 3, 2014

The 2014 E4E-Los Angeles Teacher Policy Teams released new papers under the idea that investing in both teacher compensation and school climate will lead to better results for students (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to ratification of UFT contract

June 3, 2014

In ratifying the contract, educators agree that progressive innovations like new career ladders and incentives to teach in hard-to-staff areas have the potential to elevate the teaching profession and improve student achievement, but many questions still remain following the deal (statement).


Educators 4 Excellence – Minnesota congratulates newly elected MFT 59 officers and executive board members

May 22, 2014

 “We are hoping to have a productive dialogue with MFT leaders in the coming years,” said Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota Executive Director Madaline Edison (press release).


Jonathan Schleifer, Educators 4 Excellence – New York Executive Director, reacts to UFT contract

May 1, 2014

"Over the past several years, E4E members have advocated for contract changes that would elevate and professionalize teaching and we are encouraged that many of their ideas are incorporated into this pact," said Jonathan (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence – New York Teacher Policy Team releases input on UFT contract

May 1, 2014

In response to the contract drafting process, a group of current teachers from across NYC came together to draft their own recommendations for a contract rooted in classroom experience and a shared vision for what our schools and profession could look like (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence – New York calls for two “hiring cycle” limit on Absent Teacher Reserve

April 16, 2014

E4E-New York members called on the city and union to set a cap on how long teachers may remain in the reserve, which is a pool of educators who have lost their permanent positions but remain on the city's payroll (press release).

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