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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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 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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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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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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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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Executive Vice President Kathleen Nadurak speaks on school climate in Education Week article

Our very own Kathy Nadurak is featured in the March 5th edition of Education Week in an article that emphasizes the principal’s role in enhancing ...

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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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NYCLA graduates in the news

NYC Leadership Academy Graduate Matthew Willoughby Featured in NY Times Matthew Willoughby leads the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, which has college acceptance ...

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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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Leadership Academy’s principal training model featured in Delaware publication

NYC Leadership Academy is featured in a recent article about the Delaware Leadership Project: On the job training for prospective principals. The Delaware Leadership Project (DLP) is an ...

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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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NYC Leadership Academy Graduate Shimon Waronker featured in NY Times

NYC Leadership Academy graduate Shimon Waronker, Principal of the New American Academy in Crown Heights, is featured in a recent NY Times op-ed piece on The Academy. ...

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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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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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NYC Leadership Academy APP Alumnus, Ken Baum, featured in New York Times

Principal Ken Baum and teachers at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Sciences use back-to-school home visits as a key outreach strategy to ...

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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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New NYC Leadership Academy CEO Irma Zardoya profiled in Gotham Schools

Our new CEO Irma Zardoya discusses her plans to build on the NYC Leadership Academy’s track record, and focus on improving the support and integration ...

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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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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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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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School’s in class by itself

To most educators, 60 elementary-school kids in one classroom would sound like a nightmare. To founding New American Academy Principal Shimon Waronker, it's the new ...

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Family basketball night offered in Queens

Teachers at P.S./I.S. 178 in Queens traded blackboards for backboards last week when they took on students and their parents on the basketball court. More ...

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