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E4E Teachers Talk Back: Nina Barraclough

April 23, 2014 – Nina Barraclough teaches second grade P.S. 396 in the Bronx. In this conversation, Nina discusses why she went into teaching, how her experience has changed now that she’s in her fourth year, and why she is an advocate for the Common Core. »

Improving the Absent Teacher Reserve

April 23, 2014 – Teacher Policy Team member and UFT Chapter Leader David McKinney writes about the how to reform the Absent Teacher Reserve in a way that is fair to educators and financially sustainable. »

Teachers sound off on testing

April 21, 2014 – Teachers, including E4E-New York member Lakisha Odlum, shared their thoughts on state assessments and how they can be improved to better support teachers and students (WNYC). »

Teachers in limbo

April 16, 2014 – As New York City and the union negotiate a new contract, E4E-New York recommends that members of the Absent Teacher Reserve receive two hiring cycles to find a permanent position (Wall Street Journal). »

NYC Chancellor details initiatives for schools

April 15, 2014 – In a speech at Teachers College, Chancellor Carmen Fariña made the case for implementing Common Core, improving teacher morale, and enhancing collaboration (New York Times). »

A path forward for Common Core

April 10, 2014 – E4E - New York teacher Nina Barraclough writes about the value of Common Core and ways to improve its implementation by, for example, offering teachers intensive professional development before school starts next year (Riverdale Press). »

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