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E4E co-founder to New York Common Core task force: 'We cannot afford to back down from setting standards our students deserve'

November 6, 2015

See what Evan Stone, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Educators 4 Excellence, told the New York State Common Core Task Force at its November 6, 2015 hearing.

Educators 4 Excellence-New York heralds release of NYC roadmap on school climate and discipline

November 2, 2015

The new roadmap, based on recommendations from the Mayor's Leadership Team and sharing common ground with E4E-New York teachers' ideas, offers a strong start to bringing equity to school discipline (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence reacts to 2015 NAEP scores

October 28, 2015

We should reflect on the NAEP scores and determine the root causes of the dip in performance, and also keep this year's scores in the context of positive long-term trends, said Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Educators 4 Excellence Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-NY thanks departing chair of Board of Regents Merryl Tisch for work on behalf of teachers and students, calls for continued action on evaluation

October 26, 2015

E4E thanked Tisch for prioritizing the voices of teachers, and seeking to bring many different groups to the table to advance the achievement of school children (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence thanks Department of Education for acknowledging instances of unnecessary, unclear student testing

October 24, 2015

The U.S. education department's new testing action plan acknowledges that some schools have used unnecessary testing due to federal policy (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota releases new recommendations on important teacher prep measures; roundtable with policy experts to be held this evening

October 22, 2015

Today, E4E-Minnesota released Re-envisioning the Teacher Preparation Experience, a new paper that seeks to cut through the politics surrounding the debate on teacher preparation and licensure and get to real solutions that will benefit educators and students (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence releases priority recommendations for improving federal education law to close gap between classroom and congress

October 15, 2015

E4E members from across the U.S. will visit Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29 to share teachers’ perspectives on improving the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in advance of an anticipated conference bill (press release).

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).

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