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Educators 4 Excellence-New York responds to results from new statewide survey by High Achievement New York
October 8, 2015
The survey findings are consistent with E4E-New York teacher members' support for rigorous standards, said E4E Co-Founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).
Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down, elevation of former NY State Education Commissioner John King Jr.
October 2, 2015
Secretary Duncan has been a committed leader who has relentlessly focused on increasing equity in our nation's public schools, and we look forward to working with Acting Secretary King, said E4E Co-Founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).
Educators 4 Excellence-New York commends mayor's new education initiatives, calls for stronger steps for struggling schools
September 16, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio's speech on Wednesday addressed some immediate student needs, but more needs to be done to address entrenched issues facing our traditionally underserved schools and students, said Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Educators 4 Excellence Evan Stone (press release).
Following Governor Cuomo's Call for “Comprehensive Review” of Common Core, Educators 4 Excellence-New York Points to Existing Teacher Research
September 3, 2015
"Governor Cuomo is right to show concern over the process for adopting the Common Core, because it hasn’t been smooth and educators have been calling for greater support for a long time,”said Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Educators 4 Excellence Evan Stone (press release).
August 12, 2015
"New York has spent more time than nearly any other states transitioning to higher standards, and today's results show we continue to move in the right direction," said Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Educators 4 Excellence Evan Stone (press release).
Educators 4 Excellence-New York teachers see common ground in city report on school climate and discipline
July 23, 2015
Both the Mayor’s Leadership Team and the teacher members of E4E-New York want to revamp school discipline practices, said E4E co-founder Evan Stone and as indicated by a new report released on Thursday (press release).
Following Senate passage of education bill, Educators 4 Excellence applauds bipartisan effort, calls for greater protection for at-risk students
July 17, 2015
We applaud the continued accountability in the Senate bill, but neither bill goes far enough to ensure a high-quality education for low-income students, students of color, English Language Learners, or students with disabilities, said E4E co-founder Evan Stone (press release).
Educators 4 Excellence – NY applauds state decision to change its assessments and introduce computer-adaptive testing
July 9, 2015
Computer-adaptive testing, which E4E-New York teachers have called for, will improve the quality of the assessments and help parents and teachers to use the information to better support student learning, said E4E co-founder Evan Stone (press release).
June 26, 2015
Educators 4 Excellence-New York, a teacher-led organization that seeks to elevate the voices of teachers in policy discussions, reacted today to the New York State legislature’s announcement of a deal on an omnibus bill that includes several measures on education policy. The legislative session continued nearly a week past its scheduled conclusion as legislators worked on the compromise bill.
Chicago teachers and local members of Educators 4 Excellence identify four key areas of improvement for professional development
June 24, 2015
Over 300 CPS teachers contributed to ideas framed in “Investing in our Future: Honoring Teachers’ Voices in Professional Development”, E4E-Chicago’s inaugural policy paper (press release).