Leadership Academy alum accepts new education role in NYC Mayor’s Office

Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, principal at Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, has been named Senior Education Advisor in the NYC Mayor’s Office.

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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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How coaching has made us better principal supervisors

For two years, five principal supervisors, or “directors,” in the Ft. Wayne Community Schools in Indiana have been learning how to better support their principals in their efforts to improve their schools.

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Des Moines Public Schools selects NYC Leadership Academy to train equity coaches

The Des Moines Public School District has selected the NYC Leadership Academy to build the capacity of school-based equity coaches to support implementation of the district’s equity plan.

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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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Delivering stronger professional development in Maricopa County, Arizona

Professional learning is both an art and a science that requires those who deliver it to commit to continuous learning and improvement. The staff at Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) provide training and support to all 58 school districts in Maricopa County, Arizona, indirectly affecting the experiences of thousands of students each year – so it is critical that they have the expertise to make every session with educators count.

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Supporting Hillsborough County Public Schools to confront inequities head-on

Hillsborough County Public Schools made a historic move earlier this year by adopting a district-wide racial equity policy that calls for identifying and addressing the ...

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Teachers learn to see their students and expect more of them

It’s the million-dollar question: What can principals do in their schools to make sure all students, regardless of race, culture, background, are given opportunities to ...

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Aspiring principals in Yonkers and Rochester learn to lead in summer intensives

In 2015, the American Express Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, awarded NYCLA a $600,000 grant to expand our flagship ...

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Leadership coaches learn to better support principals through training

School leadership coaching is one of the most powerful tools a system can leverage to improve the practice of its principals. Over the years, the ...

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Students speak about the power of their principals in our new film

Our short film, The Power of Leaders, features the voices of nearly a dozen New York City students talking about the impact their principals have had on ...

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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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Gwinnett County’s Peggy Goodman on Foundations of Principal Supervision

NYCLA’s Foundations of Principal Supervision (FPS) program is designed to assist districts from across the country focused on improving principal supervision and support. Now recruiting ...

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Aspiring school leaders in ACE Academy discuss impact of APP program

NYCLA’s flagship initiative, the Aspiring Principals Program (APP) prepares exceptional leaders to transform our nation’s most challenging schools. Our approach prepares participants for the realities of the ...

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NYCLA’s summer intensives prepare aspiring leaders nationwide

It is one of NYCLA’s essential beliefs about adult learning that professionals learn most deeply from experience and reflection. As such, all of our programs ...

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Intensive summer training for aspiring leaders offered nationwide

For 13 years, NYCLA’s Aspiring Principals Program (APP) has selected, prepared and supported more than 500 aspiring New York City public school leaders for high-need schools. APP ...

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New York State recognizes leadership development program in Greece, New York

With support from the NYC Leadership Academy, the Greece Central School District (GCSD) launched a comprehensive, district-wide professional development program focusing on school leadership in ...

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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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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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An APP graduate describes how principal prep helped him develop as a leader

July was an exciting month at the NYC Leadership Academy as the tenth cohort of the New York City Aspiring Principals Program (APP) graduated, and ...

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NYCLA graduates highlighted in new video series by the Wallace Foundation

What does it take to succeed as a school leader? Find out by clicking here to tune in to the Wallace Foundation’s new video highlighting the stories ...

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NYC Leadership Academy staff and alums discuss school leadership and turnaround schools on Doing What Works

NYC Leadership Academy graduate Danika LaCroix, Principal of the Young Scholars Academy for Discovery and Exploration, and Ilene Friedman, our Vice President of Principal Preparation ...

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NYC Leadership Academy Graduate Luis Torres delivers memorable acceptance speech

View Luis Torres’ acceptance of his ASCD award for 2011 Outstanding Young Educator on YouTube, and discover how as Principal of PS 55 in the ...

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