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Educators 4 Excellence-NY: Graduation rates show positive growth, but more work needed

December 18, 2014

“Gains in the graduation rate are worth celebrating and we need to applaud all the hard work of the students, teachers and parents. But the increase needs to be kept in context,” said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-MN thanks departing Minneapolis Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for work on behalf of teachers and students

December 16, 2014

“Over the past four and a half years, Bernadeia Johnson has been a friend to teachers, and, most importantly, to students,” said Madaline Edison, Executive Director of E4E-Minnesota (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-NY calls for greater training and teacher feedback following release of 2013-14 statewide evaluation data

December 16, 2014

The new evaluation system is giving educators a language to talk about good pedagogy and ensuring a relentless focus on teaching and learning, but there is still work to be done, says E4E-New York Executive Director Jonathan Schleifer (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-NY thanks departing NYSED Commissioner John King for work on behalf of teachers and students

December 10, 2014

“Over the past two and a half years, John King has been a friend to teachers, a group that is often left out of decisions around education policy,” said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-CT urges teachers, parents, taxpayers to utilize updated ConnCAN contract database

December 10, 2014

We commend ConnCAN for a database that makes it easier for teachers to know if they are being compensated fairly for their critically important work, said E4E-Connecticut Executive Director Ranjana Reddy (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-CT statement on state passage of new frameworks for teaching social studies in Connecticut

December 3, 2014

E4E applauds the state education department for taking an important step to improve schools and better prepare students for informed and engaged participation in civic life, said Ranjana Reddy, Executive Director of E4E-Connecticut (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence statement on National Council on Teacher Quality report on teacher salaries

December 3, 2014

“E4E commends NCTQ for shining a light on the salary disparities across districts, and for raising issues which we’ve heard from members of our Teacher Policy Teams across the country," said E4E co-founder Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence welcomes new federal guidelines on teacher prep

November 25, 2014

“Bridging the gap between the process for becoming a teacher and the realities of everyday teaching is an issue commonly raised by the educators we work with across the country,” said Educators 4 Excellence Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota congratulates member Mary Frances Clardy on appointment to state Board of Teaching

November 13, 2014

A 17-year veteran teacher, Mary Frances Clardy is an Elementary Literacy Content Coach for St. Paul Public Schools, and will serve on the 11-member board at the appointment of Governor Dayton beginning with her first meeting on November 14 (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence heralds new recommendations on teacher prep

November 12, 2014

The National Council on Teacher Quality's new report, “Easy A’s and What’s Behind Them,” contains vital proposals for the future of teacher preparation programs (press release).

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