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Educators For Excellence Reacts to Withdrawal of Title I Regulation Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

January 18, 2017

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced a decision to withdraw a proposal that would ensure a fair and equitable distribution of state funding to Title I schools, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (press release).


Educators for Excellence responds to Betsy DeVos’s Senate education committee hearing

January 18, 2017

"We are distressed by the lack of details offered by Ms. DeVos as to how she will address some of the many challenges facing our public education system,” said Evan Stone, co-founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of Educators for Excellence.


Educators for Excellence-New York reacts to release of updated discipline code for NYC schools

January 13, 2017

E4E-New York applauds Department of Education for taking important step toward justice for all students and encourages further action (press release).


Educators for Excellence-Connecticut reacts to appointment of Dr. Leslie Torres-rodriguez as interim superintendent of Hartford Public Schools

December 7, 2016

E4E-CT welcomes Dr. Torres-Rodriguez as interim superintendent; urges board to choose equity-focused, permanent superintendent to continue Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez’s work (press release).


Educators for Excellence-Connecticut reacts to appointment of Dr. Aresta Johnson as interim superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools

December 7, 2016

E4E-CT welcomes Dr. Johnson as interim superintendent; urges board to choose equity-focused, permanent superintendent to continue departing Interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s work (press release).


Educators for Excellence reacts to the U.S. Department of Education’s newly released ESSA regulations

November 30, 2016

New regulations incorporate public comments from E4E to address accountability standards, public reporting and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (press release).


Educators for Excellence responds to the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary

November 23, 2016

Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers of Educators for Excellence, urge the nominee to listen to the voices of teachers when making decisions about the future of education in this country (press release).


Educators for Excellence-Connecticut teachers offer school finance recommendations in new report and launch statewide advocacy campaign

October 27, 2016

“Inequitable school funding means that my students are shortchanged when it comes to classroom resources and access to experienced teachers, which widens the achievement gap and perpetuates the cycle of poverty,” said E4E-Connecticut teacher Margaret O’Connor (press release).


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).

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