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Teacher seniority debate returns to the legislature

January 21, 2015 – DFL Senator Terri Bonoff wants to amend the state's "last-in and first-out" layoff policy, and instead require districts to emphasize performance over seniority in staffing decisions (MPR News). »

Read 6 inspiring letters from educators calling for racial equity

January 18, 2015 – The stories of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice have faded from our news cycle, but the realities of racial inequity face educators every day. Here’s six reads – written by E4E members – that will challenge how you think. »

Racial inequity: An everyday issue for educators across the country

January 12, 2015 – Tragedies will continue to happen to people of color until racial inequity is remedied in our criminal justice and public school systems, write E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye and E4E-Minnesota Executive Director Madaline Edison. »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Jenifer Shier

January 7, 2015 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota Outreach Director Keri O’Keefe, Jenifer, an 18-year teacher, shares how she applies lessons from teaching in the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands to her current teaching work in St. Paul Public Schools. »

Dayton stresses education in his second inaugural speech

January 7, 2015 – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton pledged to make Minnesota what he called a “State of Education Excellence.” Among the policy items he suggested were year-round school as an option and more money for after school opportunities (MPR News). »

Top 12 highlights from E4E teachers in 2014

December 29, 2014 – From giving teachers' views on their contract to starting a national conversation about Ferguson's impact on students, check out top highlights from E4E teachers this year. »

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