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Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota hosts state education commissioner, education stakeholders for teacher forum on Every Student Succeeds Act

September 28, 2016

“ESSA has great promise for students across Minnesota and teachers have invaluable insight into how we can improve our schools for the better as our state works to design the systems and programs that will make that promise a reality,” said Madaline Edison, executive director of Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-New York reacts to Mayor de Blasio and NYPD’s release of student safety data

September 15, 2016

“The reduction in arrests is a commendable sign of the mayor's commitment to safe and welcoming schools. Now it's time to focus on racial disparities,” said Maryanne Kiley, executive director of E4E-New York (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence-Connecticut reacts to ruling of CCJEF v. Rell lawsuit

September 8, 2016

“I am glad the Judge specifically highlighted that increases in educational funding for some towns like West Hartford has meant taking away millions from poorer towns including Bridgeport,” said Jill Harkins, a teacher at Bassick High School in Bridgeport and an E4E-Connecticut member (press release).

Educators 4 Excellence reacts to proposed Title I regulations under ESSA

August 31, 2016

“I am proud to see that the U.S. Department of Education has made students the focus of how Title I funding should operate moving forward,” said Michelle Youngblood Jarman, Language and Literature teacher at Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School and E4E-Los Angeles member (press release).

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).

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