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Educators 4 Excellence-Connecticut reacts to resignation of education commissioner Stefan Pryor

August 18, 2014

In a statement, E4E-Connecticut Executive Director Ranjana Reddy thanked Pryor for his service and highlighted the need for continued commitment to "helping the students, teachers, and schools that need it most" (press release).


As state releases test results, Educators 4 Excellence – New York launches bold proposal for the future of student testing and assessment

August 15, 2014

In a new report, a team of E4E-New York teachers propose changes to improve the design and culture of tests in New York State, based on their classroom perspectives (press release).


With school approaching, Educators 4 Excellence – Minnesota proposes key changes to Q Comp

August 13, 2014

“Now that our state has a new teacher evaluation framework going into effect this year, it’s time for us to revisit Q Comp as a holistic system to support and reward excellence in teaching,” said Madaline Edison, Executive Director of E4E-MN.


Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to state release of limited test score data

August 6, 2014

"The state has done the right thing by increasing that amount to 50%, but even greater transparency can only help our schools," said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles statement on passage of LAUSD 2014-15 budget

June 24, 2014

We are excited in particular about the adoption of the Student Needs Index, and will continue working with community partners to urge LAUSD to create an accountability report card, said E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to state compromise on Common Core-linked teacher evaluations

June 19, 2014

"This deal will ensure that evaluations continue to provide teachers with meaningful feedback about their performance while promoting fairness during this time of transition," said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York.


Educators 4 Excellence launches Connecticut chapter, releases first major policy proposal

June 11, 2014

Educators 4 Excellence formally launched its new chapter in Connecticut Wednesday with a kick-off event in Bridgeport and a call for sweeping changes to existing professional development (press release). 


Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles statement on verdict in “Vergara trial”

June 10, 2014

E4E-Los Angeles teachers hope today’s verdict will now spark conversations in local districts about how best to reshape education policies around critical issues like how we hire, evaluate, support and retain top talent in the classroom (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles launches a bold proposal for the evolution of teacher compensation and investment in school climate

June 3, 2014

The 2014 E4E-Los Angeles Teacher Policy Teams released new papers under the idea that investing in both teacher compensation and school climate will lead to better results for students (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to ratification of UFT contract

June 3, 2014

In ratifying the contract, educators agree that progressive innovations like new career ladders and incentives to teach in hard-to-staff areas have the potential to elevate the teaching profession and improve student achievement, but many questions still remain following the deal (statement).

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