October 17, 2016 – The NAACP called on the Hartford Board of Education to reject proposals that could close many schools in the north end of the city, saying these proposals would violate the civil rights of black and Latino students (Hartford Courant). »
Our Continued Work in Hartford:
With the 2016 school year upon us, the Educators 4 Excellence Hartford Team would like to introduce our work to you, update you on some of the amazing accomplishments in the past year, and share our continued action plan.
Spotlight: Bridgeport Professional Development
In their first policy proposal, E4E-Connecticut teachers are calling for critical improvements to professional development in Bridgeport.
Ensuring academic outcomes for unique student populations in Hartford Public Schools:
Hartford must prioritize support for its unique student populations to ensure our schools are able to provide these supports and meet the needs of diverse learners. Read teachers' ideas on how to make this happen.
Improving school climate in New Haven
To ensure our schools meet our students’ needs, New Haven must prioritize healthy school climates and restorative school discipline—here's how.
October 14, 2016 – “I hope that the final decision ensures the best for all the students in Hartford, because that’s who it’s about,” said E4E-Connecticut teacher Leah Tarnowicz-Baranauskas about proposed school closures (Hartford Courant). »
October 4, 2016 – Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz announced she will leave her post at the end of year after nearly two years in the role. Rabinowitz cited disagreements with board members as the main reason for her departure (Connecticut Post). »