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Educators 4 Excellence – New York calls for two “hiring cycle” limit on Absent Teacher Reserve

April 16, 2014

E4E-New York members called on the city and union to set a cap on how long teachers may remain in the reserve, which is a pool of educators who have lost their permanent positions but remain on the city's payroll (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence–New York heralds new DOE proposal for student promotion

April 9, 2014

If enacted, the new policy will ensure "a student’s progress will be based on a clear set of multiple measures, rather than a single deciding factor like a test,” said E4E-New York Executive Director Jonathan Schleifer (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence – New York lauds pro-education state budget

April 1, 2014

The 2014-15 New York State budget, passed last night, makes the right decision when it comes to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence – New York lauds state budget on Common Core

March 30, 2014

“Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have shown vision by focusing on learning, rather than being swayed by the politics of the moment,” said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York.


Educators 4 Excellence – New York members release recommendations to cut through politics of Common Core implementation

March 24, 2014

The proposed recommendations provide a comprehensive plan to give educators the support, training and materials needed to help students meet the high bar set by the new standards (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles encourages higher turnout in UTLA runoff following first round

March 21, 2014

“While this does represent a slight increase from the 2011 election, 23% turnout is still far too low given the stakes in this election,” said E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye.


Educators 4 Excellence hails "common sense" recommendations from governor's Common Core implementation panel

March 11, 2014

"The panel outlines a series of common sense solutions that will provide educators with more support and training they desperately need," said Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of E4E-New York.


Statement from Educators 4 Excellence-NY on the New York State Assembly's passage of a moratorium on teacher evaluations tied to the Common Core

March 6, 2014

The Assembly's action would be a giant step backwards for New York's students and educators (press release).


Statement from Educators 4 Excellence Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Sydney Morris and Evan Stone on Obama administration budget proposals

March 5, 2014

"On behalf of over 13,000 teachers across the country, Educators 4 Excellence applauds the Obama administration's budget proposals today, which represent a promising and meaningful step toward improving public education," said Stone and Morris (press release).


Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles releases first independent voter guide ahead of UTLA presidential election

March 4, 2014

E4E-Los Angeles released a comprehensive voter guide entitled "Your Union: Your Voice," aimed at providing teachers with information about all 10 presidential candidates.

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