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Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota annual member summit focuses on empowering educators to end racial disparities in school discipline

April 23, 2016

Nearly one hundred teachers from across Minnesota joined E4E-Minnesota for its annual member summit on Saturday, April 23, which focused on providing teachers with the skills to address racial disparities in school discipline (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles statement on new ruling in Vergara v. California

April 15, 2016

The arguments in the case point to a need to put forward bold ideas for elevating the teaching profession, said Ama Nyamekye, executive director of E4E-Los Angeles (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Chicago hosts town hall with teachers, elected officials, and experts on school funding

March 31, 2016

Education, civic, and elected leaders joined E4E-Chicago teachers to discuss the future of Chicago Public Schools’ finances on Thursday, March 31, 2016 (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence heralds Supreme Court ruling in Friedrichs v. CTA as a win for teachers

March 29, 2016

The case upholds decades of precedent in the value of teachers unions and provides an opportunity for improved teacher-union relations going forward (press release).

Elected officials, Educators 4 Excellence-New York teachers push state to fund $30 million pilot program to attract and retain teachers

March 22, 2016

A group of New York City public school teachers gathered in Albany on Tuesday to push the state to adopt a $30 million pilot program aimed at improving teacher quality and retention in highest-need schools (press release).

New York City teachers call on de Blasio administration to fund and implement school climate measures proposed by mayoral task force

February 17, 2016

On the steps of City Hall, E4E-New York members highlighted the need for immediate investment in restorative justice programs, de-escalation training and a plan for removal of scanners (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence salutes major education initiatives in president’s budget request

February 9, 2016

"The President’s budget proposal recognizes that educators want to see teaching as a long-term profession with true opportunities for advancement and professional growth," said Educators 4 Excellence Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York calls for greater action after Mayor de Blasio highlights school climate in annual address

February 4, 2016

It's encouraging to hear the mayor commit funds to safe and supportive learning environments, but more must be done, said E4E Co-founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York welcomes major changes to New York state tests

February 3, 2016

State assessments will now feature greater teacher input, increased time for students to take them, and will be reduced in length, reflecting changes called for by E4E-New York members (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles welcomes Michelle King as new superintendent of schools

January 12, 2016

"Michelle King is a smart choice and natural candidate to serve as the next superintendent of Los Angeles Unified," said Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles Managing Director of Policy Jennifer Denny (press release).

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