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Educators 4 Excellence-Chicago calls for improving REACH evaluations to better foster teachers’ professional growth

June 2, 2016

A new E4E-Chicago Teacher Policy Team report, “The Evolution of Evaluation: A Way Forward by Teachers, for Teachers,” recommends improving the city's REACH evaluation system based on teacher feedback and extensive research (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York applauds state education department for greater transparency in state testing

June 1, 2016

NYSED will release 75 percent of state test items, allowing for meaningful feedback from teachers to improve test quality and restore public trust in state assessments and aligning with prior recommendations from E4E-New York teachers (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York congratulates Michael Mulgrew on reelection as UFT president

May 27, 2016

Nearly 10,000 more votes were cast this year, including a projected increase of over 7,500 votes from in-school employees, said E4E-New York Executive Director Maryanne Kiley (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles teachers release plan to make the Common Core more accessible to all students

May 27, 2016

The teacher-authored report was developed by an E4E-Los Angeles’s Teacher Policy Team and includes recommendations to better leverage time, teachers, resources and partnerships at the district, union and state level (press release). 

Educators 4 Excellence statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed ESSA regulations

May 26, 2016

The new regulations set clear values and design principles, including equity, distribution of effective teachers and accountability measures that must be in place to ensure states effectively serve all students (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota statement on appointment of Ed Graff as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools

May 25, 2016

“We look forward to working with Ed Graff to strengthen our schools and better meet the evolving needs of our students and our teachers,” said Madaline Edison, executive director of E4E-Minnesota (press release).

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).

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