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Educators 4 Excellence-New York responds to appointment of Senator Carl l. Marcellino as chair of state Senate education committee

May 22, 2015

E4E-New York looks forward to working with Sen. Marcellino, a former teacher, and called for continued work on a new evaluation system (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–Minnesota reacts to Governor Dayton’s veto of education budget

May 21, 2015

We’re disappointed that despite the hard work of a bipartisan and diverse group of legislators, no compromise was reached, resulting in a veto of this important bill, said E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Madaline Edison (press release). 

Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles on Board of Education election results

May 20, 2015

The successors of this election will need to work together towards a collaborative, forward-looking agenda without being weighed down by past political battles, said Executive Director of E4E-Los Angeles Ama Nyamekye (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York statement on Board of Regents’ recommendations for teacher evaluation

May 19, 2015

The regulations show a need to revisit the law and de-emphasize testing, said Educators 4 Excellence Co-Founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence statement on discovery of wide “honesty gap” in student achievement

May 14, 2015

Disparities between prior state expectations and NAEP further prove that our students need rigorous, consistent, and clearly defined academic standards like Common Core, said Educators 4 Excellence Co-Founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-NY statement on legislature’s plan to review education provisions of state budget

May 13, 2015

We are encouraged that the Assembly and Senate plan to take a second look at the new teacher evaluation system to make sure it achieves the goal of supporting teachers in their development, said E4E Co-Founder and Co-CEO Evan Stone (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles applauds agreement between UTLA & LAUSD

May 8, 2015

E4E-Los Angeles teacher members look forward to competitive pay, added counselors, and a more nuanced evaluation, said Ama Nyamekye, executive director of E4E-Los Angeles (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–Los Angeles applauds tentative contract agreement between LAUSD and UTLA

April 20, 2015

Teachers and students need education leaders to work together to find common ground in contract negotiations, and this agreement shows a commitment to continued collaboration, said E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–Connecticut reacts to appointment of new state commissioner of education

April 17, 2015

“Dr. Roberge-Wentzell has over 25 years of experience in Connecticut’s education system, from the classroom up to the board room. She knows firsthand how valuable the voices of teachers are in setting education policy,” said E4E-CT Executive Director Ranjana Reddy (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence–New York reacts to state budget deal on education

March 30, 2015

“While details of the deal are still emerging, this budget takes some important steps towards professionalizing teaching and reflects the feedback many educators provided throughout this process,” said E4E co-founder Evan Stone (press release).

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