February 17, 2015 – As school districts, education leaders and court systems across the country debate the future of teacher tenure, Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) members today issued a series of recommendations to preserve job protections but make tenure designations far more ... »
About Teacher Policy Teams
Through E4E Teacher Policy Teams, teachers have a unique opportunity to write and advocate on an issue affecting the teaching profession and student outcomes in their district.
These teams of 15-20 teachers spend weeks researching, sharing experiences, and writing recommendations that originate from the classroom. Then, team members work with fellow teachers to discuss and advocate for these recommendations.
Since 2011, teachers have tackled issues including both principal and teacher evaluation, pay structures, and layoffs through Teacher Policy Teams.
Learn More About the Policy Papers
December 5, 2014 – E4E-New York teacher Suraj Gopal argues for a new approach to high school exit exams, after analyzing a report on the subject by the organization Advocates for Children. »
November 13, 2014 – E4E-New York Teacher Policy Team member Maura Henry calls for improving testing in schools, while not forgetting the value that high quality assessments can offer teachers and students (Education Week). »
October 8, 2014 – See top moments from the panel discussion and release of E4E-New York teachers' recommendations on ways to improve testing and assessment in New York (E4E News Blog). »