Press | OECD recognizes New Leaders As Top Leadership Program at International Summit on Teaching

New York, NY — In his opening remarks at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Andreas Schleicher, OECD Deputy Director for Education, profiled the most innovative and significant work on school leadership globally and made New Leaders his focus for the United States.  New Leaders is also featured in the background report for the conference, described as an “exemplary program” for leadership development.

“What makes [New Leaders] particularly interesting is that it tracks and measures success in terms of learning outcomes over time. So you really build an evidence base of what works. It attracts high-quality candidates by providing hig- quality professional development for successful teachers interested in improving their leadership skills. The idea again is to create a pathway to successful leadership. It selects very carefully – they look for candidates who have strong instruction, a track record of improved learning outcomes and leadership potential, and they train for what matters most.”

The U.S. Department of Education, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI), the global federation of teacher unions, join U.S.-based education partners—the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Asia Society, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Education Association (NEA), public broadcaster WNET and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) — to hold the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession: Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders.