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The secret to a strong plan: Making it doable

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” These words are as true today as when poet Robert Burns wrote them hundreds of years ago. In schools, good planning articulates a vision for student success. Throughout my career as an educator, I have engaged in strategic planning.

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#EquityReads2017

At the NYC Leadership Academy, we continuously seek to improve our work by learning from the experiences and insights of others. #EquityReads 2017 offers a list of some of the books, articles, speeches, and films about racial equity that our staff members found compelling and useful in our work in 2017.

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Using mentors to raise students’ expectations of themselves

We recently shared the work that Principal Doris Lee of Village Academy in Queens has been doing with her staff to improve their relationships with ...

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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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Secret to my success: How I defied expectations and teach leaders to do the same

I didn’t know I was supposed to be a failure until I was in college, and at that point it was too late for them ...

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Taking time to trouble whiteness

You need to find in your heart that small spark of accountability.  What is there that I can do to make the world a better ...

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Executive coaching can transform principals into system-level leaders

As the school year winds down, this is a time of transition not only for students, but for some school leaders who are moving into ...

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Working together, researchers and practitioners can address education’s intractable challenges

Tough questions come up every day in education: What do I need to do as a principal to compel my teachers to stick around for ...

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#EquityReads2016

From the presidential debate podiums to city streets across America, 2016 was a year of heated discussion and protest about race and culture and the ...

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