NYC Leadership Academy partners with five largest Wisconsin districts to develop Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute

In a groundbreaking partnership, the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, with support from the NYC Leadership Academy, have developed the Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI).

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NYC Leadership Academy welcomes new CEO Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez

Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez today becomes President & CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy. Previously Chief Strategy Officer at the Leadership Academy, Dr. Gutiérrez succeeds ...

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Incoming CEO Nancy Gutiérrez delivers keynote to NJ Principal Network

NYC Leadership Academy Incoming President & CEO Nancy Gutiérrez, Ed.L.D., today delivered the keynote address at the inaugural meeting of the New Jersey Department of Education’s new statewide Principal Learning Network.

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NYC Leadership Academy selects new CEO Nancy Gutiérrez

The NYC Leadership Academy today announced the selection of Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez as its next president and CEO. Dr. Gutiérrez, who currently is Chief Strategy Officer at the Leadership Academy, succeeds Irma Zardoya who has held the position since 2011.

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Zardoya leads National Principals Conference session on inquiry-based change projects

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Irma Zardoya will lead a session on the impact of inquiry-based change projects at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)’s National Principals Conference on July 12 in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on U.S. DOE race guidelines’ impact on school integration efforts

The Trump administration’s move to rescind previous guidelines on how school districts can account for race when drawing school district lines or assigning students to schools means young people of color will continue to face harmful inequities in their education and will set back critical recent efforts by districts to desegregate their schools.

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CEO Irma Zardoya to Congress: Educational equity will suffer with ed department merger

I am calling on Congress to deeply examine the impact that the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the U.S. Department of Education with the Department of Labor could have on educational equity, on the ability of every child, regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, to have access to the opportunities they need to thrive.

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West Michigan Leadership Academy launches sessions on equity

The NYC Leadership Academy’s West Michigan Leadership Academy held its kick-off sessions last week. Twenty-one school leaders from four school districts across Kent County attended the three-day intensive focusing on equity, leading transformation, and communicating vision.

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NYC Leadership Academy calls for full Title II-A funding

NYC Leadership Academy has joined more than 50 education organizations in calling on Congress to fully fund Title II-A in FY19 at its authorized level of $2.295 billion.

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From our CEO: Lessons to learn from each other

It’s the million-dollar question in schools across the country: What are the most effective ways to correct inequities that persist in our schools? The urgency is certainly clear: The latest in a string of research showing stark educational inequities in America’s schools, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) revealed that wide gaps persist in reading and math proficiency between white students and students of color.

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NYC Leadership Academy leads session on coaching principals to lead teams at AERA; Harvard’s Elizabeth City to serve as discussant

The NYC Leadership Academy will facilitate a symposium on the research and practice behind effectively coaching principals to lead teams at the national American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in New York City on Tuesday, April 17.

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NYC Leadership Academy CEO Irma Zardoya calls on Congress to expand funding for school leader development

We commend Congress and President Trump for passing a federal education budget that supports students. Great schools need great leaders, and the maintained funding of Title II-A state grants is crucial for providing school leaders with the professional learning they need to improve their schools for each student.

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NYC Leadership Academy launches school leader academy in West Michigan

The NYC Leadership Academy tomorrow will launch the West Michigan Leadership Academy, a program to support and develop school leaders in schools in West Michigan, in partnership with the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation and the Steelcase Foundation.

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Leadership Academy to present on leading for equity at AASA conference

The NYC Leadership Academy will share its research-based educational leadership strategies for leading districts for equity, coaching, and foundational skills for principal supervisors at AASA’s National Conference on Education on Feb. 14 and 15.

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District leaders share what it takes to lead for equity in new film

More and more often, we hear and read about the work of “leading for equity.” But what does that mean? What can that work look like?

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NYC Leadership Academy chosen to lead the Pre-Conference Session at the National Summit for Principal Supervisors

The National Summit for Principal Supervisors has selected the NYC Leadership Academy to facilitate the Pre-Conference Institute at its third annual summit on April 25. Leadership Academy Vice President of District Leadership Support Mary Rice-Boothe and Chief Strategy Officer Nancy Gutiérrez will lead the interactive Pre-Conference professional learning session.

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NYC Leadership Academy 2017 Annual Report

2017 was a year of wins for the Leadership Academy. We expanded our reach to our 32nd state, working in 110 school systems to support nearly 1,000 school and school system leaders whose work in turn reached more than 2 million students.

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Leadership Academy urges Congress to maintain school leadership funds

NYC Leadership Academy has joined dozens of education organizations to urge Congress to maintain funding for the federal School Leader Recruitment and Support Program, the only ...

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Giving Tuesday: Support efforts to have great leaders in every school

Dear Friends of NYC Leadership Academy, With Thanksgiving behind us, we are truly in the holiday season! (Even though retailers would like us to think ...

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Nevada Department of Education hires NYC Leadership Academy to develop statewide school leader network

The Nevada Department of Education has selected NYC Leadership Academy to develop and support a new statewide school leadership network of principals from the lowest ...

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Longtime superintendents Ann Clark and Valeria Silva join NYC Leadership Academy staff

Successful former district superintendents Ann Clark and Valeria Silva will bring their expertise and experience to the NYC Leadership Academy as superintendents in residence over ...

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Carnegie Corporation of New York awards $1.3 million to NYC Leadership Academy to leverage technology in school leadership development

The NYC Leadership Academy has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to expand its impact by bringing gold-standard leadership services and tools to school districts ...

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Dr. Michele Shannon returns to NYCLA as National Leadership Facilitator

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Michele Shannon back to NYCLA as a National Leadership Facilitator after years of leadership in some of the nation’s largest ...

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NYC Leadership Academy responds to audit report from NYC Office of the Comptroller

We take great pride from working in New York City to increase student achievement through high-quality school leadership. We always have worked with the NYC ...

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NYC Leadership Academy leads workshops on equity at inaugural National Principals Conference

Equity and cultural responsiveness are critical domains of the national school leadership standards. Leaders from the NYC Leadership Academy will share their expertise on leading ...

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Dr. Francis Yasharian named AVP of Leadership Coaching

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Francis Yasharian to the role of Associate Vice President of Leadership Coaching for the NYC Leadership ...

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NYC Leadership Academy celebrates 14 years of educational leadership development

What a remarkable celebration we had to honor our 14 years of supporting educational leaders on June 14! Thank you to everyone who attended or ...

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NYCLA signs letter to Congress calling for school leadership funding

NYCLA signed on to a letter calling on Congress to allocate $30 million in FY2018 to the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP), the only ...

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Three districts partner with NYCLA on principal preparation

Recognizing the need to develop their principal pipeline, three more districts are working with NYCLA to start their own aspiring principal programs. NYCLA’s nationally-recognized Aspiring ...

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President & CEO Irma Zardoya calls for increased support for school leadership in open letter to Education Secretary DeVos and Congress

Strong schools have strong leaders, but President Trump’s recent proposal to cut $9 billion from the U.S. Department of Education, including eliminating the Supporting Effective ...

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NYC Leadership Academy 2016 Accomplishments Report

2016 was a year of growth and innovation for NYCLA. Anchored by our continued commitment and deepened focus on ensuring all students have equitable learning ...

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NYCLA launches blog on leadership and equity

The NYC Leadership Academy has launched a new blog on school leadership and creating equitable learning environments for all students. Called Leadership Insights, the blog ...

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CEO Irma Zardoya writes on ESSA and equity in Education Week

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Irma Zardoya details the opportunities that the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates for supporting school leaders in ...

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NYCLA offers advanced leadership coach training

NYCLA is excited to offer for the first time an advanced leadership coaching training for district and university coach practitioners, Deepening Leadership Coaching: Sustaining Growth ...

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Learn about principal supervision in webinar series

NYCLA is pleased to announce our second series of free Principal Supervisor Webinars, which begin this week. Our webinars convene a national audience to engage ...

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NYCLA collaborates with clients nationwide

As the NYC Leadership Academy team gears up for another busy summer of education leader training and support, we are energized by the start of ...

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New York City principals receive mini-grants for equity initiatives

The NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) is excited to announce the winners of its mini-grant program for New York City Network participants. The Network – comprised ...

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Blended learning approach featured in Principal Leadership Magazine

Over the past two years, the NYC Leadership Academy has developed and launched a blended learning platform and tools that have allowed us to enhance ...

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Send your school leadership coaches to NYCLA’s multi-district coach training

NYCLA's signature trainings for school leadership coaches have been scheduled for this year in New York City. Designed to help school leadership coaches develop their ...

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