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With deadline for evaluation system rapidly approaching, classroom teachers launch testimonial campaign to get a deal done

With deadline for evaluation system rapidly approaching, classroom teachers launch testimonial campaign to get a deal done

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E4E-NY teachers set 2013 New Year's resolutions, making the case for a fair evaluation system to accomplish their goals.
E4E-NY teachers set 2013 New Year's resolutions, making the case for a fair evaluation system to accomplish their goals.

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Published by: Educators 4 Excellence on Jan 06, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4
th
, 2013Contact: Kerri Lyon(917) 348-2191 |klyon@skdknick.com 
 WITH DEADLINE FOR EVALUATION SYSTEMRAPIDLY APPROACHING, CLASSROOM TEACHERSLAUNCH TESTIMONIAL CAMPAIGN TO GET ADEAL DONE
 E4E-NY Teachers Set 2013 New Years Resolutions, Making the Case for a Fair  Evaluation System to Accomplish Their Goals 
 January 2, 2013 (New York, NY)
 – With just two weeks remaining before amandatory deadline for a teacher evaluation deal, Educators 4 Excellence classroomteachers have launched a 2013 New Year’s Resolution video campaign focused on why a comprehensive evaluation system is sorely needed in New York City.“Excellent teachers know that to be exceptional you need to set goals, map out thesteps to get there, and track your progress throughout, constantly looking for waysto improve,” said
 Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of Educators forExcellence – New York
. “Our teachers are prepared to make 2013 a great year forNew York City students, but they need a meaningful, multi-measured evaluationsystem to accomplish their goals.”The first in a series of New Year’s resolution videos were released today featuringNew York City classroom teachers Kate Schuster, Kelly Roche and Olinka Crusoe.Their videos can be found here:Kate,Kelly, andOlinka. Like all outstanding teachers, Kate Schuster, an Elementary ESL Teacher in Harlem, wants to tap the full potential of her students in 2013. However, in order to trulyachieve that goal Ms. Shuster requires a comprehensive teacher evaluation systemthat will give her the feedback necessary to better connect with her student’s needs.Ms. Schuster and her students can’t afford to lose nearly $300 million in funding forNew York City’s schools, so she is taking the initiative and calling on the UFT andDOE to come to a deal on evaluation before the impending deadline.Ms. Roche, a middle and high school math teacher in the Bronx, discusses the manysuccesses she had with her students in 2012, as well as the challenge of taking on a

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