Kathy Wylde, founding member of NYCLA’s board of directors, steps down

It was with a heavy heart that the NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) said goodbye to one of the organization’s founding board members last week. After ...

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Senior director of research and evaluation presents at American Evaluation Association conference

A key element of the NYC Leadership Academy’s commitment to improving school leadership is our ongoing focus on comprehensive research and program evaluation. We are ...

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Customized leadership development programs offered this summer

NYCLA takes great pride in our ability to customize an array of services to fit our clients’ needs. This summer, we are engaging with clients ...

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Coaching services achieve results for school leaders nationwide

What comes to mind when you hear the word coach? Perhaps your favorite sports team? Over the past decade, the coaching concept has expanded beyond the ...

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NYCLA receives $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust for groundbreaking initiative

NYCLA was recently awarded a two year, $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust. This funding will be used for our newest initiative, Targeted ...

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NYC Leadership Academy Ranked 5th in Survey of National Nonprofits Committed To Leadership Development

We are proud to announce that the NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) has been named 5th in the Leadership 500 Awards annual ranking of nonprofit organizations. ...

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NYC Leadership Academy Hosts Sixth Convening for National Principal Pipeline Initiative on Behalf of the Wallace Foundation

Leaders from six urban school districts gathered with educational thought leaders on April 28th and 29th at Baruch College in New York City as part ...

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iLeadAZ to become the flagship principal program at Arizona State University

NYCLA is thrilled that iLeadAZ, the aspiring principals program we helped develop in collaboration with Arizona State University's (ASU) Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, will ...

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NYCLA leaders present at AASA’s National Conference on Education in Nashville

The NYC Leadership Academy joined more than 3,000 superintendents and senior public school leaders from across the country in Nashville, Tennessee for the National Conference ...

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NYC Leadership Academy Alumni Association celebrates NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

More than 100 alumni of our New York City-based Aspiring Principals Program gathered for a welcome reception in honor of NYC Schools Chancellor, Carmen Fariña ...

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Bush Institute and NYC Leadership Academy Lead Convening of National Leaders on Principal Preparation

December 5th is the first day of a 2-day convening of national leaders in education, led by the Bush Institute and NYC Leadership Academy, to ...

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Sourcing school leadership talent: Charlotte-Mecklenburg drives innovation with principal preparation partners

Several years ago, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina determined that having high-quality leadership for each of its approximately 160 schools needed to be a ...

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NYCLA awarded $3 million by the United States Department of Education

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Education announced results for the fourth round of its Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award ...

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Take it from us: Advice from our coaches

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of public schools across the country opened their doors to welcome students for a new academic year.  At NYC ...

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NYC Leadership Academy leads national initiative on aspiring principal residencies

What constitutes an effective residency experience for an aspiring school leader? How can principal preparation programs design and sustain these important “clinical” training opportunities in ...

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Taking Charge of Ensuring Equity for ALL Students

There is a crisis in the American education system that has existed for generations: the issue of educational equity for all students, particularly students of ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners deepen leadership pipelines across the country

From Alaska to Alabama, California to Connecticut, and Minnesota to Massachusetts, NYC Leadership Academy partners with districts, state agencies, universities and other nonprofit organizations to ...

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Five NYCLA graduates named Cahn Fellows

Congratulations are in order for five NYCLA grads who have received an amazing opportunity to advance their professional, intellectual and personal growth.  These already excellent ...

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School leaders join forces in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

This month, Hurricane Sandy left many in her path along the East Coast on a long road to recovery.  Not only were homes destroyed and ...

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NYC Leadership Academy CEO tapped for new state-wide education reform commission

The NYC Leadership Academy is pleased to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Irma Zardoya, our President and CEO, to New York State’s new ...

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NYC Leadership Academy tapped to host University of London’s US convening of education leadership practitioners

On April 4th, 2012, The NYC Leadership Academy hosted a convening of practitioners in Education Leadership in NYC. This is the first convening of the Advisory ...

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Mayor Bloomberg visits NYC Leadership Academy Graduate Ken Baum’s school to discuss education reform

Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with teachers and students at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science to discuss his education reform plan on ...

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The Bush Institute recognizes the NYC Leadership Academy

The Bush Institute has named the NYC Leadership Academy an exemplary program and member of its Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL), which seeks to ...

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The Wallace Foundation taps NYC Leadership Academy to develop learning community for its new Principal Pipeline Initiative

The Wallace Foundation has awarded the NYC Leadership Academy a two-year, $250K grant to create and support a professional learning community among the six, urban ...

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Student at Global Technology Prep introduces Secretary Duncan at the White House

Josniel Martinez, a seventh grader at Global Technology Preparatory Middle School in East Harlem, which is led by NYC Leadership Academy graduate Chrystina Russell, introduced ...

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NYC Leadership Academy Appoints Irma Zardoya as New CEO

Irma Zardoya is joining the NYC Leadership Academy as its President and CEO after a distinguished career as a teacher, principal and longtime superintendent in ...

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Study find that schools led by NYC Leadership Academy grads continue to close learning gaps

New independent analysis conducted by NYU’s Institute of Education and Social Policy (IESP) finds that schools led by APP graduates typically improve student performance in ...

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ASCD names NYCLA alum Luis Torres “2011 Outstanding Young Educator”

Luis Torres, principal of PS 55 in the South Bronx and graduate of the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program (APP), received an Outstanding Young ...

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