CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez named Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez today was named a Fall 2019 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. A partnership between the Pahara and Aspen ...

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Equity catalog

In all of our work, we are intentional about how we support leaders in identifying and addressing inequities in schools, from how to teachers are developed and distributed throughout ...

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Key moves districts can take to give new principals a strong start

In their first couple of years on the job, new principals often describe feeling “lost,” “overwhelmed,” and “shell-shocked.” Much of that is because they are not prepared for the extremely demanding position.

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District Administration mag publishes NYCLA op-ed on coaching

NYC Leadership Academy Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Jill Grossman and Director of Research, Evaluation, and Impact Nikki Nagler are featured in the latest issue of District Administration.

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CEO writes in Kappan about importance of interracial facilitation teams in equity training

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez and Gislaine Ngounou, vice president of strategy and programs at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation are featured in the latest issue of Phi Delta Kappan.

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CEO to deliver keynote on equity at Penn GSE

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez will deliver the keynote address for the 75th anniversary celebration of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate ...

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NYCLA joins call for Congress to support school leaders

The NYC Leadership Academy today joined 75 other education organizations in calling on members of Congress to fully fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program ...

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The inside story of how a school district created an aspiring principal program and is seeing results

In 2016, Lexington County School District One in South Carolina was on the verge of a school leader shortage. It was expected that the district ...

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CEO calls on school systems to invest in principal pipelines

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez issued the following statement today in response to a new study by RAND on principal pipelines: ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners with three large NYS urban school districts to develop innovative aspiring principal programs

The NYC Leadership Academy has been selected to work with New York State’s three largest school districts outside of New York City to develop and launch innovative professional learning programs for aspiring school leaders.

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Partner district Des Moines wins national prize for equity work

Des Moines Public Schools won the National School Board Association's Magna Award for programming that breaks down barriers for traditionally underserved students. For the last ...

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National Facilitator keynotes middle school conference in CA

National Leadership Facilitator Derick Spaulding recently delivered the keynote address for the Santa Clara County Middle School Youth Conference. Derick told the room full of middle ...

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NYC Leadership Academy releases Accomplishments Report 2018

The NYC Leadership Academy today released its 2018 Accomplishments Report, highlighting our work over the last year with nearly 1,000 leaders across 63 school systems ...

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CEO Nancy Gutiérrez shares her education story

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez joins leaders from around the world in sharing her education story as part of the Yidan ...

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Give every child a great education: Support ed leaders

This holiday season, we at the NYC Leadership Academy are grateful for the dedicated school and school system leaders across the country who take risks ...

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Hector Montenegro and Kendra Ferguson join NYCLA board

The NYC Leadership Academy announced today that school system leaders Dr. Hector Montenegro and Dr. Kendra Ferguson have joined its Board of Directors.  Montenegro has ...

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Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The newly launched Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI), a partnership between the Leadership Academy the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Leadership Academy research: Ongoing coaching keeps principals in schools

The NYC Leadership Academy today published research on the impact of ongoing coaching on principals’ leadership practices and, ultimately, on their schools (fill out form ...

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Colorblind policies breed inequities, CEO writes in Hechinger Report

"The progress that some courageous district leaders have made to address racial inequities in their schools and systems is at great risk with colorblind policies," ...

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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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Michele Shannon writes in Ed Week about leading for integration

Leadership Academy Vice President of District Leadership Michele Shannon was recently featured in Education Week describing ways school leaders can address school segregation.

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Leadership Academy alum school earns national recognition

Congratulations to our alum Dr. Reginald Landau and MS 216 George J. Ryan School in Queens on its recognition as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

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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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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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Albany Herald features Leadership Academy’s work with University Principal Pipeline Initiative

The Leadership Academy was mentioned in a recent article related to our work with the Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Pipeline Initiative (UPPI).

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CEO in District Administration mag: Turnaround leaders need moral purpose

In an essay published by District Administration magazine, incoming CEO Nancy Gutierrez and Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent Roberto Padilla write about the skills needed to turn around a school.

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Ed Week features announcement of new Leadership Academy CEO Nancy Gutiérrez

Education Week featured the appointment among other critical transitions in education leadership.

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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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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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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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In Education Week, CEO Irma Zardoya calls for funding school leader program

Leadership Academy CEO Irma Zardoya was quoted in a recent Education Week article responding to news that the newly passed federal education budget eliminated the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP), which supports and develops leaders in high-needs schools.

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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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