Through Educators 4 Excellence-Chicago, teachers from across the city are working on student-centered, teacher-driven changes to improve education outcomes for the nearly 400,000 children in Chicago’s schools.


The Evolution of Evaluation: A Way Forward for Teachers, by Teachers

Check out ways we can reimagine teacher evaluations as an equitable tool that promotes collaboration and growth for teachers.  

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E4E Teachers Talk Back: Marissa Duric

January 12, 2017 – Marissa Duric is a third-grade English Language Learner teacher at Henry Elementary in Chicago, Illinois. She recently spoke with E4E-Chicago Outreach Director Erica Henry about what led her to teaching, her struggles during her first years in the classroom... »

Bill to require school lead testing stalls in Springfield

January 6, 2017 – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and public health advocates are pushing legislation that would require every school and day care center to regularly test water for the potent neurotoxin that can trigger learning disabilities and violent behavior (Chi... »

Can in-school meditation help curb youth violence?

January 2, 2017 – The University of Chicago Crime Lab is studying the impact of Quiet Time, a nonprofit working in select Chicago high schools that uses meditation techniques to address the effects of toxic stress on young people and curb youth violence (Chicago Tribune). »

Here's one thing we can do to retain teachers of color

December 21, 2016 – E4E-Chicago member Aaron Talley entered the teaching profession to be a change maker, and he writes that schools can retain more teachers of color like him if educators had more power as decision makers (Education Post). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Mario Palos

November 15, 2016 – Mario Palos is the technology teacher at McAuliffe Elementary in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. In this interview, Mario talks with E4E-Chicago Outreach Director Lindsay Semph about his experience at last week’s Policy Selection Dinner as ... »

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