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Educators for Excellence-Connecticut reacts to appointment of Dr. Leslie Torres-rodriguez as interim superintendent of Hartford Public Schools

December 7, 2016

E4E-CT welcomes Dr. Torres-Rodriguez as interim superintendent; urges board to choose equity-focused, permanent superintendent to continue Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez’s work (press release).

Educators for Excellence-Connecticut reacts to appointment of Dr. Aresta Johnson as interim superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools

December 7, 2016

E4E-CT welcomes Dr. Johnson as interim superintendent; urges board to choose equity-focused, permanent superintendent to continue departing Interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s work (press release).

Educators for Excellence reacts to the U.S. Department of Education’s newly released ESSA regulations

November 30, 2016

New regulations incorporate public comments from E4E to address accountability standards, public reporting and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (press release).

Educators for Excellence responds to the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary

November 23, 2016

Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers of Educators for Excellence, urge the nominee to listen to the voices of teachers when making decisions about the future of education in this country (press release).

Educators for Excellence-Connecticut teachers offer school finance recommendations in new report and launch statewide advocacy campaign

October 27, 2016

“Inequitable school funding means that my students are shortchanged when it comes to classroom resources and access to experienced teachers, which widens the achievement gap and perpetuates the cycle of poverty,” said E4E-Connecticut teacher Margaret O’Connor (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota hosts state education commissioner, education stakeholders for teacher forum on Every Student Succeeds Act

September 28, 2016

“ESSA has great promise for students across Minnesota and teachers have invaluable insight into how we can improve our schools for the better as our state works to design the systems and programs that will make that promise a reality,” said Madaline Edison, executive director of Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to Mayor de Blasio and NYPD’s release of student safety data

September 15, 2016

“The reduction in arrests is a commendable sign of the mayor's commitment to safe and welcoming schools. Now it's time to focus on racial disparities,” said Maryanne Kiley, executive director of E4E-New York (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Connecticut reacts to ruling of CCJEF v. Rell lawsuit

September 8, 2016

“I am glad the Judge specifically highlighted that increases in educational funding for some towns like West Hartford has meant taking away millions from poorer towns including Bridgeport,” said Jill Harkins, a teacher at Bassick High School in Bridgeport and an E4E-Connecticut member (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence reacts to proposed Title I regulations under ESSA

August 31, 2016

“I am proud to see that the U.S. Department of Education has made students the focus of how Title I funding should operate moving forward,” said Michelle Youngblood Jarman, Language and Literature teacher at Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School and E4E-Los Angeles member (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York praises state education department

July 29, 2016

The early release of statewide test scores and participation rates show improved results and a stable rate of opt-out (press release).

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