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E4E Teachers Talk Back: Chris Fazio

July 23, 2014 – Chris Fazio is an English teacher at in Queens. In this conversation with, Chris discusses why he joined E4E, what he hopes to accomplish as a Summer Resident, and why it’s important for teachers to be involved in their unions. »

Mr. Astorino's lesson plan

July 18, 2014 – The Times-Union editorial board criticizes Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino's push to eliminate the Common Core as bad politics and bad policy (Albany Times-Union). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Nella McOsker

July 1, 2014 – Nella McOsker is an eighth grade language arts teacher at KIPP Academy in the Bronx. In this discussion with E4E-NY Outreach Director Natalie Harrington, Nella discusses why she became a teacher and the importance of teacher leadership. »

Tracking de Blasio's education promises

June 29, 2014 – With the school year over, Chalkbeat takes stock of the education-related promises Mayor de Blasio made on the campaign trail (Chalkbeat). »

Teacher is leading pre-K expansion at Brooklyn school

June 28, 2014 – E4E-New York member Karen Gerdts has spent the past year overhauling the pre-K program at New Bridges Elementary in Brooklyn, and was recently nominated for Hometown Heroes in Education award (New York Daily News). »

Statewide graduation rates tick up

June 24, 2014 – In New York, high school graduation rates continue to increase in 2013, though English language learners' rates fell due to tougher diploma requirements (Chalkbeat). »

Albany reaches deal on teacher evaluation law

June 20, 2014 – In a move E4E-New York is supporting, New York state leaders agreed to maintain the basic structure of teacher evaluation, while protecting teachers who receive low ratings based on Common Core-aligned assessments (Wall Street Journal). »

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