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Press Releases

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Educators 4 Excellence-New York praises state education department

July 29, 2016

The early release of statewide test scores and participation rates show improved results and a stable rate of opt-out (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York statements on school climate proposal released by Mayor deBlasio and NYC education department

July 21, 2016

The city's proposal to eliminate suspensions for K-2 children and create a process for schools and communities to remove security scanners mark a step forward for making schools welcoming spaces for every student, said E4E-New York executive director Maryanne Kiley (statement).

Educators 4 Excellence members selected to present professional development proposal to education leaders in Chicago, July 21-22

July 20, 2016

E4E-Chicago members will present recommendations from “Investing in our Future: Honoring Teachers’ Voices in Professional Development,” a proposal developed after conducting extensive research and gathering input from over 300 education colleagues (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence statement on the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

July 7, 2016

Their deaths are a clarion call to action for all those who stand on the side of justice, said Madaline Edison, Executive Director of E4E-Minnesota.

Educators 4 Excellence-Chicago statement on passage of temporary school funding measure

July 1, 2016

Illinois lawmakers passed a six-month budget that allow schools to open on time in September, but does not address the state or the city's larger fiscal challenges (press release).

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).

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