In a Commercial Appeal article, New Leader Carrye Holland, principal of White Station High School, is quoted supporting her school community’s approach to Homecoming Royalty.
In a Chalkbeat article, Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, led by New Leader Andy Demster, is celebrated for being names a 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award school by the U.S. Department of Education.
In a Daily Memphian op-ed, New Leader Archie Moss, Jr., talks about the importance of representation for young men of color and founding The Gentlemen’s League.
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Harriet Tubman Elementary School, led by New Leader Amanda Delabar, and Langdon Elementary School, led by New Leader Kemi Baltimore-Husbands, are highlighted as a 2019 Bold Improvement Schools.
In a video from a media briefing regarding the 2018-19 state accountability results for Guilford County Schools, New Leaders programming and partnership with the district is cited by three principals and Superintendent Contreras.
In a CBS SF Bay Area article, New Leader Leroy Gaines, former principal at Acorn Woodland Elementary and new Executive Director of Program Implementation, New Leaders, is quoted.
In a Chalkbeat article, New Leader Beulah McLoyd, former principal of Dyett High School for the Arts and new Executive Director of Program Implementation, New Leaders, is featured.
In a Rochester City Newspaper article, New Leader Terry Dade, superintendent of Rochester City School District, is profiled.
In a Consortium for Policy Research in Education report on distributed leadership, John Jenkins, Chief Deputy Officer, New Leaders, is cited for his contributions.
In an Education week article, New Leader Jamaal Bowman’s campaign for NY’s 16th District congressional is featured.
On the National Governors Association’s School Leadership Hot Topics Podcast, Sarah Rosenberg, Senior Director of Policy, discusses the impact of school leaders and highlights ways in which governors and states are moving forward with evidence-based leadership strategies.
In a blog post, Public Impact announces the selection of 15 new Opportunity Culture Fellows for the 2019-20 school year, including four Emerging Leaders alumni.
In an op-ed for Education Post, CEO Jean Desravines presents findings from two programmatic innovations — tailored partnerships and blended learning — in arguing for greater investments in evidence-based leadership strategies that promote teacher satisfaction, retention, and effectiveness.
In a report from ERS, New Leader Sabrina Pence, Chief Academic Officer of FirstLine Schools, is quoted regarding the charter network’s strategy to rethink planning time to help teachers grow.
In an opinion piece for The 74 Million, the RAND Corporation presents findings from its most recent evaluation of New Leaders.
In a #GOODworks video, New Leaders alumnus Archie Moss Jr. and regional executive director of program implementation Carol Johnson celebrate Bruce Elementary School, one of the first four schools in Memphis to integrate in 1961.
An article in Education Dive covers the RAND Corporation’s most recent evaluation of New Leaders and quotes New Leaders alumni Elizabeth Kirby and Tara Bringley along with policy director Alexandra Broin.
In a press release from U.S. Senator Cornyn, New Leaders’ support for the Teacher and School LEADERS Act is highlighted.
On the cityCURRENT Radio Show, New Leader Andy Demster, principal of Maxine Smith STEAM Academy in Memphis, TN, is featured.
In a video regarding the New Leaders-Salesforce partnership, New Leaders Rashad Meade and Tara Bringley are featured along with Chief Development Officer Gabe Scheck.
An article for Inside Philanthropy covers New Leaders’ partnership with Salesforce.org.
On the cityCURRENT Radio Show, New Leader Archie Moss, Jr., principal of Bruce Elementary School in Memphis, TN, is featured.
In a press release, the Hunt Institute celebrates the launch of its fifth cohort of bipartisan Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows and highlights discussions with education policy experts, including Jackie Gran, Chief Policy & Evaluation Officer at New Leaders.
In a piece for Indy Star, New Leaders’ work with Indianapolis is featured along with quotes from Elizabeth Zimmerman, Sr. Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, and New Leaders alumni Andre Cowling and Yasmeen Muhammad.
In a brief by Education Dive, New Leaders’ research on states’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans is cited.
In a report by Education Commission of the States, New Leaders’ research on states’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans is cited.
In a recap of an Education Writers Association’s event, New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines is quoted.
In a report by 100Kin10, New Leaders is a featured for its innovative approach to building supportive work environments for teachers and New Leaders’ programming, research, and policy are cited throughout.
In a piece for eSchool Media, New Leaders is cited by 100Kin10 and Google as a leading education leadership nonprofit.
In a podcast for Frontline Education, Crystal Harden-Lindsey, a Cohort 11 New Leaders alumnus, and Jackie Gran, Chief Policy and Evaluation Officer at New Leaders, share how job-embedded learning can help education leaders at all levels make a difference for students and schools.
In a press release, the Hunt Institute celebrates the conclusion of its fourth cohort of bipartisan Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows and highlights discussions with education policy experts, including Jackie Gran, Chief Policy & Evaluation Officer at New Leaders.
In a report published by the Data Quality Campaign, New Leaders’ Krista Lewis-Johnson is acknowledged for her contributions to the publication’s school administrator data literacy content and state policy recommendations.
In a press release, CEO Jean Desravines is quoted expressing support for the bipartisan Teacher and School LEADERS Act.
In a blog post for the SCORE Sheet, the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro cites research findings from New Leaders’ review of states’ ESSA plans.
The Washington Post quotes CEO Jean Desravines in an article on principal turnover.
In a blog post for the The Equity Line, The Education Trust cites New Leaders in arguing for strong federal investments in school leadership.
Education Week quotes New Leaders in its coverage of school leadership funding in the federal government’s 2018 spending deal.
In an op-ed for Education Post, New Leader Alison Welcher calls on states to take the bold steps necessary to get a well-prepared, well-supported leader in every school, especially those serving the children and communities most in need.
Education Week covers New Leaders’ efforts to preserve federal funding to support state and local leadership investments, including commentary by Senior Director of Policy Sarah Rosenberg.
Education Week provides in-depth coverage of New Leaders’ latest publication, Prioritizing Leadership: An Analysis of State ESSA Plans, including commentary by Director of Policy and Advocacy Alexandra Broin.
The Atlantic celebrates New Leaders for its exemplary record of recruiting and developing outstanding leaders of color, highlighting the success of New Leader principal Macquline King-Morris, head of Chicago’s Courtenay Language Arts Center school.
A post on New America’s EdCentral blog argues that reductions to Title II, Part A in Congress’ FY17 budget will hurt students and schools, referencing New Leaders’ finding that 5 of the 13 states that have submitted ESSA plans have indicated an intention to use the Title II-A, 3 percent set aside for school leadership support.
In an interview with The Principal Center, New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines explains what we have learned from preparing, supporting, and studying great principals, as laid out in our book Breakthrough Principals.
In a post on the Minneapolis Comeback blog, Executive Director Al Fan cites New Leaders as an organization “paving new pathways for people of color.”
In Education Week, a student from New Leader-led Envision Academy shares how her teachers draw connections to the real world to make her learning deeper and more meaningful.
Brian Hassel of Public Impact references Breakthrough Principals, citing its finding that strong principals consistently cultivate teacher leadership, in an interview with New America.
New Leaders is one of the organizations leading the charge in urging Congress to maintain Title II funding, reports Education Week.
New Leader Nadia Lopez speaks to the New York Times about empowering kids to learn about the world Brownsville and applying what they learn to strengthen their community.
In a blog post for Classroom Q&A in Education Week, New Leaders Chief Program Officer Jaime Aquino discusses what we learned about effective classroom implementation by studying principals successfully leading schools toward college and career readiness.
New Leader principal Rena Johnson and her staff at Stanton Elementary School won the DC Public School District’s Excellence in Family Engagement Standing Ovation Award.
After Secretary DeVos visits Washington, D.C.’s Jefferson Middle School — led by New Leader Greg Dohmann — The Washington Post examines the positive culture and academic progress at the school.
A New York Times column examines how Chicago’s investment in strong school leadership has been key to the city’s academic progress, and highlights Kenwood Academy High School, originally turned around by New Leader Liz Kirby.
To learn what works in turning around schools, Tennessee has conducted case studies of ten schools that are no longer in the bottom 5 percent in the state, including three Memphis New Leader schools: Ford Road Elementary, Hamilton Middle School, and Treadwell Middle School, reports Chalkbeat Tennessee.
In a profile of Shelby County Schools Chief of Schools Sharon Griffin in Education Week’s Leaders to Learn From, New Leader Monekea Smith is cited for raising graduation rates at Hamilton High School from 49 to 73 percent.
After Secretary DeVos’ first post-appointment visit to a public school (Jefferson Middle School, led by New Leader Greg Dohmann), the school lauds its teachers in a “tweetstorm,” and D.C. Chancellor Antwan Wilson offers praise for Jefferson and its staff, reports The Washington Post.
In the Washington Times, New Leader Daniela Anello discusses her school’s support of the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, in which several of her teachers participated.
In a statement following her first visit to a public school as U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos praises New Leader-led Jefferson Middle School Academy as a “public middle school on the rise and a great example of the successful collaborative innovations occurring within the D.C. Public Schools system.”
NY1 reports on how CASA Middle School in the Bronx — led by New Leader Jamaal Bowman — celebrates black history year round.
Education Week interviews New Leader principal Nadia Lopez about how to build a successful school.
Teach901 features a video profile of New Leader Archie Moss and his work as principal at Bruce Elementary School in Memphis.
In an article about improving principal preparation, Education Week examines how New Leaders has been able to quickly adapt its model to respond to new challenges and lessons learned.
Dr. Carol Johnson, New Leaders’ Regional Executive Director of Programs for the South, is interviewed on The Funky Politics about our role helping to transform some of Memphis’ highest-need schools (starting at 37:00).
The Jackson Sun reports on Tennessee’s plans for turning around schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act and cites New Leader principal Rodney Rowan’s work turning around two iZone schools in Memphis.
New Leader principal Nadia Lopez is interviewed on PBS Newshour about her work with high-need kids in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
D.C. Emerging Leader Elizabeth Dewhurst is named Washington, D.C.’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, reports WJLA.
Westhaven Elementary, led by New Leader principal Rodney Rowan, may present a new model for closing schools in Memphis, reports Chalkbeat Tennessee.
New Leader Nakia Haskins, principal of Brooklyn Brownstone School in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, NY, is featured in a DNAinfo article examining the benefits of district-charter partnerships.
New Leaders’ Chief Policy and Evaluation Officer Jackie Gran talks to Education Week about new resources from RAND Corporation and CCSSO designed to help states use the Every Student Succeeds Act to strengthen school leadership.
Two New Leaders, Jessica Nauiokas and Nadia Lopez, win Principal Blackboard Awards.
The Amsterdam News profiles New Leader principal Jamaal Bowman.
Five New Leader schools — Esperanza Elementary, Acorn Woodland, Coliseum Prep, Grass Valley Elementary, and Greenleaf Elementary — are recognized by the Oakland Unified School District for growth in academics and/or culture and climate.
The Amsterdam News features Mott Haven Academy Charter School, led by New Leader Jessica Nauiokas, as a national model for ensuring that children in the foster care system get an outstanding education.
DNAinfo.com profiles New Leader Principal Fabayo McIntosh-Gordon, who is inspiring students and building young leaders at Brighter Choice Community School in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
The Jersey Journal reports on New Leader Chris Gasden’s upset victory to win a City Council seat in Jersey City.
The Rivard Report highlights a $2 million donation from H-E-B to the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Foundation to fund implementation of New Leaders’ Aspiring Principals program.
In Take Part, New Leader Joe Manko discusses his comprehensive approach — from field trips to iPads — to meeting student needs at Liberty Elementary School in West Baltimore.
New Leader principal Daniela Anello is interviewed about her work at DC Bilingual Public Charter School on the Catalogue for Philanthropy blog.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal and WMC Action News 5 celebrate the selection of New Leader Docia Generette-Walker as 2016 Principal of the Year for the state of Tennessee, acknowledging her remarkable leadership of Middle College High School, which won a National Blue Ribbon Award and was the only school statewide to be ranked in the top 5 percent for both progress and performance. New Leader Andy Demster is assistant principal at the school.
In Education Week, New Leader Michelle Navarro writes about growing mathematicians at Chicago’s Polaris Charter Academy.
The Washington Post celebrated New Leader Maisha Riddlesprigger for large gains on PARCC testing at Ketcham Elementary School, which serves many high-need students.
Innovate Public Schools named seven New Leader schools to its “Top Performing Bay Area Schools of 2016” list, which recognizes schools where underserved students outperform the average for all California students: Voices College-Bound Language Academy; Impact Academy of Arts & Technology; Leadership Public Schools Hayward & Richmond; Montalvin Manor Elementary, Oakland Unity High School, and Richmond College Prep.
Newsweek highlights New Leader Tifini Stewart — principal of Robert Coleman Elementary School — for using yoga and meditation to improve behavior rather than suspending disruptive students.
The Center for American Progress featured New Leaders’ work in Oakland in its report on school leadership: Great Leaders for Great Schools.
New Leader and 2016-17 Principal Ambassador Fellow Dana Neremberg outlines strategies to better support English language learners on the U.S. Department of Education’s Homeroom blog.
On the Teach for America blog, New Leader Archie Moss celebrates New Leaders for building the pipeline of talented educational leaders of color.
Latina magazine spotlights New Leader Nadia Lopez for her inspirational school leadership.
Chalkbeat Tennessee highlights New Leader LaTasha Harris’ successful efforts to reduce absenteeism at Riverview School in Memphis.
New Leader Joe Manko featured as “EdTech Leader to Watch” at Baltimore’s Education Technology Innovation Summit.
The New York Times featured Polaris Charter Academy, led by New Leaders Michelle Navarre and Roel Vivet, in an article highlighting schools that have succeeded in harnessing teenage “defiance” in service of good causes.
New Leader Kimberly Henderson, wrote an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune, sharing her success in involving black men in the community to support student success at Oglesby Elementary School.
In the Memphis Daily News, New Leaders’ Regional Executive Director Carol Johnson weighs in on a new effort to evaluate the educational impact of after-school and summer programming in Memphis.
New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines discusses why great leaders are key to improving high-poverty schools in Raise Your Hand Texas.
In the Gotham Gazette, New Leader Kevin Bryant discusses his plans for Automotive High School as its newly appointed principal.
The Chicago Sun-Times highlighted Spry High School and East Garfield Park School, led by New Leaders Francisco Borras and Patrick McGill, respectively, as open-enrollment high schools with graduation rates above 90 percent, besting even some of the city’s selective schools.
In Real Simple, New Leader principal Nadia Lopez advises parents about how they can start the year well with their child’s teacher.
New Leader Docia Generette-Walker is named as a finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year.
Education Next explores the benefits of home visits, featuring a program spearheaded by New Leader Rena Johnson, principal of DC Scholars Stanton Elementary.
New Leader Jessica Nauiokas is featured in a new book about the history of early charter school leaders, The Founders, and is interviewed in a video series accompanying the book.
In Education Week, New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines praises the U.S. Department of Education for elevating principal voice through its selection of 2016-17 Principal Ambassador Fellows, including New Leader principal Dana Nerenberg.
In Education Week, New Leaders’ Chief Policy and Evaluation Officer Jackie Gran discusses how high-quality leadership development programs provide a strong return on investment for districts.
Mott Haven Academy Charter School, led by New Leader Jessica Nauiokas, receives a New York State Charter School Dissemination Grant to share the school’s trauma-sensitive design with the broader public school community.
Education Week covers the release of the New Leaders-George W. Bush Institute’s Great Principals at Scale report, including quoting executive director of research and policy development Gina Ikemoto.
On the Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard, New Leaders’ Chief Policy and Evaluation Officer Jackie Gran argues that while turning around schools is not easy, it can be taught.
New Leader Dr. Thomas McBryde is named acting superintendent of New York City’s District 19, reports the Brooklyn Eagle.
New Leader Nadia Lopez, interviewed on Hot97’s “Ebro in the Morning” about her new book Bridge to Brilliance, tells Ebro that the “the superheroes in education are at New Leaders.” (at 20:40).
New Leader Nadia Lopez, principal pf Brooklyn’s Mott Hall Bridges Academy, is profiled in The Wall Street Journal.
New Leader Dana Neremberg is named Campus Principal Ambassador Fellow to the U.S. Department of Education for 2016-17.
New Leader Chris Gadsen receives the “Take Charge of Your Destiny” Role Model Award in Jersey City, reports the Jersey City Independent.
Syracuse.com examines how New Leader LaJuan White got her middle school off the district’s “persistently dangerous” list with a new approach to discipline during her first year as principal.
New Leader and former Baltimore principal Sean Conley returns to the city’s public schools as Chief Academic Officer.
Memphis New Leader Antonio Harvey gathers men from the community to greet and cheer on students arriving on their first day of school, reports Fox13 Memphis.
New Leader Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus, and her efforts to improve health among her students, are featured on Medium.com.
New Leader Nadia Lopez joined Education Secretary John King and Dr. Steve Perry on an education panel at Essence Fest.
New Leader principal Jamaal Bowman weighs in on a Chalkbeat New York discussion about the role of schools in addressing race and police violence.
New Leaders Najib Jammal and Rochelle Marchado, two of the five Baltimore principals recognized with a 2016 “Heart of the School” Award, are interviewed in a Baltimore Sun podcast.
New Leaders shares lessons learned from its experience developing high-impact teacher leaders in a post on the National Association of Secondary School Principals blog.
Fox13 News reports that Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson appoints 17 “strong, effective leaders” to helm new schools, including New Leaders Rodney Rowan, Archie Moss, Keyundah Coleman, Tonya Miller, Audrey Johnson, Jonathan Humphrey, and Julia Callaway.
New Leader principal Jessica Nauiokas discusses how schools can support students in foster care on the U.S. Department of Education’s Homeroom blog.
New Leader Nadia Lopez is featured on NY1 to discuss her new book, Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World.
The Richmond Standard reports on a celebration at Montalvin Manor Elementary School — led by New Leader Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus — in the wake of its designation as a California Gold Ribbon school for outstanding achievement.
In The Washington Post, New Leader Wayne Bevis is cited for raising graduation rates at Chicago’s Lindblom Math and Science Academy by focusing on attendance and course grades among ninth graders.
Shelby County Schools names New Leader Docia Generette-Walker as 2016 Principal of the Year, celebrating her successful leadership of Middle College High School, which won a National Blue Ribbon Award and was the only Tennessee school in the top 5 percent for both progress and performance. New Leader Andy Demster is assistant principal at the school.
Education Week interviews New Leaders co-founder Ben Fenton about the actions and characteristics of top principals, described in New Leaders’ new book, Breakthrough Principals.
New Leader Josie Carbone is profiled in Hunters Point Express, with mention of her inclusion as an exemplary principal in New Leaders’ book Breakthrough Principals.
New Leader Michelle Navarre & students from Polaris Academy are interviewed about their school’s innovative curriculum on WGN Radio.
The Hechinger Report examines our Principal Supervisor program in Oakland, exploring how it is bolstering instructional leadership skills among district leaders.
The Atlantic examines how schools cultivate resilience in students, and features New Leader-led Polaris Charter Academy.
CBS SF Bay Area reports on the region’s top 15 schools for low-income students, including New Leader-led Leadership Public Schools-Hayward, Impact Academy for Technology and Arts, and Montalvin Manor Elementary School.
Scholastic Magazine examines student-centered learning and portfolio assessment at Impact Academy of Arts and Technology, led by New Leader Sean McClung.
New Jersey Village Green features People’s Prep Charter school in Newark, which has seen 84 percent of its first graduating class enroll in college this year and is led by New Leader Jessica Rooney.
The 74 Million reports on New Leader Resident Principal Archie Moss and his “Gentleman’s League” at Bellevue Middle School.
The Boston Globe cites D.C.’s Beers Elementary, led by New Leader principal Gwendolyn Payton, for its strong and innovative family engagement program.
Chalkbeat Tennessee reports on a new Education Cities study that identifies schools closing the achievement gap, including four New Leader schools in Memphis.
In Education Week, New Leaders’ Co-Founder Ben Fenton reflects on the skills educators need to successfully transition to the principalship.
Chalkbeat Tennessee examines the strong instructional leadership of three New Leader principals in an article about the impact of a $90 million Gates grant on Memphis schools.
Tampa Bay News reports that New Leader Antonio Burt has been hired to oversee the new school turnaround initiative in Pinellas County, Florida.
GOODworks reports on the work of New Leaders in Memphis, interviewing Executive Director Alison Ponder and profiling New Leader Rodney Rowan.
New Leaders’ Midwest Regional Executive Director Ana Martinez named a 2016 Fellow for National Council of La Raza’s National Institute of Latino School Leaders.
DNA News reports that STAR Early College School, led by New Leader principal Eric Blake, has a 97 percent graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year, the highest in its Bronx district.
The Clinton Foundation announces that former New Leader Executive Director Tim Ware has been selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar.
The Tennessean discusses a new Vanderbilt study finding significant gains for Memphis iZone schools–almost two thirds of which were led by New Leaders-trained principals at the time of the study–and profiles New Leader iZone principal Rodney Rowan.
Three schools led by New Leaders–Healy Elementary in Chicago, Edgewood Elementary in Baltimore, and Center City Charter School-Brightwood Campus in D.C.–are named 2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools.
New Leaders Executive Director Carol Johnson interviewed about New Leaders’ work in Memphis on News Radio 600 WREC.
In an article for English Leadership Quarterly, New Leaders co-founder Ben Fenton describes how a teacher leader participating in Emerging Leaders was able to help her team of 9th grade English teachers significantly advance student achievement.
In an article for the State Education Standard, New Leaders co-founder Ben Fenton describes what states can do to ensure principal evaluation systems result in real instructional improvement across schools and districts.
Catalyst Chicago reports that a working group, including New Leaders’ Executive Director-Midwest Ana Martinez, has released recommendations to Chicago Public Schools for developing a strong school leadership pipeline.
Federal education officials tour successful turnaround schools in Memphis’ iZone, including New Leader-led Cherokee Elementary, reports the Commercial Appeal.
In an op-ed for the Commercial Appeal, principal Rodney Rowan argues that the strong preparation many Memphis principals have received through New Leaders has been key to turning around the city’s lowest performing schools.
In an op-ed for WNYC, New Leader principal David O’Hara describes how cultivation of teacher leadership has been central to teacher commitment and academic growth at his school.
New Leader principal Nadia Lopez nominated for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, reports the New York Daily News.
In a Commercial Appeal op-ed celebrating the successes of the Tennessee Achievement School District, state commissioner Chris Barbic highlights Whitney Achievement Elementary, led by New Leader Debra Broughton.
A new Vanderbilt study finds that Memphis iZone schools, almost two thirds of which are led by New Leaders-trained principals, are achieving significant academic gains, reports Chalkbeat Tennessee.
Hyde Park Herald recognizes New Leader-led Lincoln Park High School as one of only two open enrollment high schools in Chicago to receive a 1+ rating. The other high school was formerly led by a New Leader.
News4Jax examines Duval County Public Schools’ partnership with New Leaders’ Emerging Leaders program to train assistant principals.
In The 74 Million, Richard Whitmire heralds Mott Haven Academy Charter School—led by New Leader principal Jessica Naioukas—for its innovative work with children in the child welfare system.
WNYC’s The Takeaway examines how New Leader principal David O’Hara is implementing a restorative justice approach to discipline at Leaders High School (starts at 5:26).
Chalkbeat Tennessee reports on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to Memphis iZone schools, and his meeting with New Leader and iZone principal Rodney Rowan.
WJLA-DC examines a home visiting initiative that has boosted attendance and family engagement at Stanton Elementary School in DC, led by New Leader principal Rena Johnson
The Ellen Generes Show surprises New Leader Debra Broughton and her staff at Whitney Elementary with a $50,000 gift for their dedication to students.
In Education Post, Chief Program Officer Jaime Aquino argues that more educators need to reflect the communities they serve, drawing on New Leaders’ experience to show that we can diversify and strengthen our education workforce at the same time.
The Arlington Independent School District is awarded a Principals Path to Leadership grant by American Express and NASSP for its partnership with New Leaders.
In Education Week, New Leaders’ CEO Jean Desravines reacts to the resignation of Secretary Arne Duncan, commending his recognition of the key role of school leadership in raising outcomes for disadvantaged students.
The Today Show celebrates New Leader principal Debra Broughton and her staff at Whitney Achievement Elementary School, who walk students home every day and bring them meals on snow days.
New Leader Executive Director Kareem Weaver is celebrated as a local hero on Oakland blog Educate78.
KQED examines how New Leader principal Jasmine Bankhead introduced Japanese-style Lesson Study to help her teachers master inquiry-based pedagogy.
NPR Weekend Edition profiles New Leader Jessica Nauiokas, the founding principal of Haven Academy in the South Bronx, the first school in the nation dedicated to serving students in the child welfare system.
In New Jersey Star-Ledger, Justin Snead, a graduate of New Leaders’ Emerging Leaders program, argues that meaningful teacher evaluation requires participation by well-trained teacher leaders.
In the East Bay Times, New Leaders Executive Director Kareem Weaver argues that strong principals who cultivate teacher leadership are key to addressing teacher attrition and shortages.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation & Improvement profiles New Leader principal Shimon Ancker and describes New Leaders’ role in rebuilding the New Orleans schools after Katrina.
Chicago’s Polaris Charter Academy, led by New Leaders Michelle Navarre and Roel Vivet, featured in Think It Up, a documentary about innovative schools that aired on NBC, CBS and ABC. (segment starts around 8:57)
New Leader Frances Teso, founding principal of high-performing Voices College-Bound Language Academy in the Bay Area, is profiled by Innovate Schools.
Bronx News 11 features New Leader Jamaal Bowman, principal of C.A.S.A. Middle School in the Bronx, who led the largest gains in 2014-2015 of all district middle schools in New York City.
The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a surprise call to New Leader Josie Carbone, principal of Girls Prep Charter School in the Bronx, to congratulate her for high test scores, the New York Daily News reports.
The Center for Educational Improvement profiles New Leader Daniela Anello, principal of the high-performing D.C. Bilingual Charter School.
The Atlantic visits New Leader principal Nadia Lopez and her school Mott Hall Bridges Academy following of a viral Humans of New York story featuring her student Vidal Chastanet.
PBS Newshour interviews New Leader principal Nadia Lopez about what it takes to make a difference for kids in Brownsville.
The White House blog features a meeting between President Obama, New Leader principal Nadia Lopez, and her student Vidal Chastanet, after their story on Humans of New York captured the world’s attention.
In an op-ed for ozy.com, New Leaders’ Chief Executive Officer Jean Desravines makes the case for why principals should be treated like CEOs.
A video profile of New Leader David O’Hara, who has dramatically raised student achievement and graduation rates as principal of Brooklyn’s Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders.
In an op-ed for the Honolulu Star Advertiser, teacher leader Meghan McCormick describes how the Emerging Leaders program helped her and her team advance student achievement.
A video profile of New Leader principal Dr. Sherelle Lowe, who describes her work raising achievement at Lyndhurst Elementary School.
New Leaders’ co-founder Ben Fenton participates in a Fordham Institute panel on how state policy initiatives can increase the number of highly effective principals.
PBS Newshour features New Leaders in a story about innovative approaches to raising principal quality in Chicago.
In Philanthropy Magazine, Philanthropy Roundtable president Adam Meyerson celebrates philanthropic investments in better methods for recruiting and training educators, including New Leaders.
In Education Week, New Leaders co-founder Ben Fenton highlights the need to train principals to be “leaders of leaders.”
In The New York Times, New Leaders’ CEO Jean Desravines shares his personal story and describes how it inspired him to dedicate his career to improving educational opportunities for students growing up in poverty.
On the U.S. Department of Education Homeroom blog, Deputy Chief of Staff Tyra Mariani describes her experience shadowing New Leader principal Wanda Perez.
On an NBC Education Nation panel, Cami Anderson, superintendent of Newark Public Schools, and Kaya Henderson, Superintendent of D.C. Public Schools, cite the outstanding contributions of two New Leader principals.
New Leaders is featured as an innovative program in The BCF Edge, a publication of the Baltimore Community Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Education Homeroom blog profiles New Leader Jose Rico, newly appointed Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
The U.S. Department of Education Homeroom blog profiles New Leader Delia Davis-Dyke, assistant principal at Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Magazine describes New Leaders’ impact in the city and profiles New Leader principal Stacey Place.
New Leader principal Misha Simmonds, selected as Playworks’ Most Valuable Player, is interviewed about his leadership at University Heights Charter School.
Forbes names New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines as one of the nation’s top social entrepreneurs
NBC News spotlights Alonzo Tabron and Malcolm Ware, students who attend New Leaders-led Friendship Public Charter School and will be mentored by President Obama.
The New York Times describes Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s partnership with New Leaders to build the district’s principal pipeline.
New Leader Nicole Warner is a panelist on NBC’s Education Nation, discussing how U.S. students and schools compare to those in other countries.
The New York Times talks with New Leader principal Eric Blake about how he is teaching one of his school’s English classes to mitigate staff reductions in the face of budget cuts.
The Riverdale Park Patch profiles New Leader Ebony Harrington.
The New York Daily News celebrates Brooklyn’s Brighter Choice Community School, led by New Leader Fabayo McIntosh, for gains on state reading exams.
An op-ed in the Commercial Appeal celebrates New Leaders’ success turning around underperforming Memphis schools.
Local Talk News profiles New Leader Jessica Rooney, one of only 12 recipients of a federal charter school program start-up grant which she will use to open People’s Preparatory Charter School in Newark.
District Administration highlights New Leaders as an innovative approach to training principals for low-performing schools.
SF Gate examines how New Leader principal Adam Taylor successfully reduced chronic attrition at his school from 20 percent to 7 percent.
Washington Post examines the scarcity of strong candidates for charter school principal vacancies and highlights New Leaders as a solution.
East Bay Times profiles New Leader principal Kareem Weaver and his success raising achievement at Lazear Elementary School.
SF Gate interviews New Leader principal Kareem Weaver about his approach to incentivizing students.
In an op-ed for School Administrator, Eli Broad describes the success of New Leaders and his support of New Leaders’ research to identify training components that result in higher quality principals.
New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines moderates a Teach for America panel on emerging school leaders.
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy highlights New Leaders as a smart investment for improving teaching quality at scale.
In a column for ASCD Express, New Leaders co-founder Ben Fenton describes the four components of well-implemented data-driven instruction.
GOOD Magazine discusses a new report from New Leaders outlining four criteria for effective principal evaluation systems.
Time examines New Leaders’ recommendations for effective principal evaluation.
New Leaders co-founder Jon Schnur participates in an NBC Education Nation panel about reinventing the education status quo.
In a column for ASCD Express, New Leaders Co-Founder Ben Fenton describes the practices of highly effective principals.
Catalyst Chicago describes a new performance management system for Chicago principals modeled on an interim assessment system developed by New Leaders for its Chicago principals.
The New York Daily News interviews Principal Jason Griffiths, who credits New Leaders training for his success launching the highly-rated Brooklyn Latin High School.
In a press release, New Leaders shares two new reports on recent programmatic innovations: tailored partnerships and blended learning.
In a press release, New Leaders shares the results of a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation, which finds New Leaders increases student achievement and delivers other positive student and school outcomes.
In a press release, New Leaders celebrates recipients of the 2018 Roberts Award for School Innovation.
In a press release, New Leaders and Salesforce.org announce $2 million partnership to advance equity and opportunity through evidence-based leadership.
In a webinar, the Data Quality Campaign and New Leaders explore data literacy, how to teach it, and actions states can take to advance smart policies that support data-literate school leaders.
New Leaders joins a briefing, presented by Senator Chris Coons, on, “How Teacher Leadership Can Improve Instruction, Elevate the Profession, and Raise Student Achievement.”
New Leaders and NASBE deliver a webinar on school leadership and school improvement.
New Leaders releases a policy brief summarizing the school leadership content in states’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans.
How do principals advance students toward college and career readiness? Our new report shares strategies and success stories.
New Leader Alison Welcher Testifies Before U.S. Senate Education Committee.
Generation YES and New Leaders Announce Student Technology Leadership Pilot Program.
New Leader principals head to the U.S. Department of Education to share their expertise.
What’s the secret behind great school leadership? New Leaders’ book, Breakthrough Principals, breaks it down.
Two New Leaders, Joe Manko and Jessica Nauiokas, selected to serve as 2015-2016 Principal Ambassador Fellows at the U.S. Department of Education.
Well-prepared teacher leaders can help schools meet the challenge of rising standards, but training remains inadequate.
Profiles of outstanding New Leader principals and superintendents highlight how four federal programs advance student success.
New Leaders releases Great Principals at Scale: State & Federal Policy Brief describing what policymakers can do to promote conditions that support effective school leadership.
New report from New Leaders and the George W. Bush Institute, Great Principals at Scale, identifies district conditions that support highly effective school leadership.
Students in New Leader schools outgain peers, conclude separate studies by The RAND Corporation and Mathematica.
100Kin10 names 31 new partners, including New Leaders, in national network to grow and retain in STEM educator force.
Report from New Leaders, Change Agents, calls for state-level reforms of principal licensure and preparation program evaluation to advance school improvement goals.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan extols New Leader-led McKinley Tech High School, winner of a National Blue Ribbon Award, in the school’s graduation keynote speech.
New Leaders partners with Pearson to deliver research-based principal and teacher leadership training.
Chevron invests in New Leaders’ West Contra Costa Emerging Leaders program.
U.S. Department of Education Names New Leaders as one of the top 20 highest-rated Investing in Innovation (I3) grant applications.
New Leaders’ new report, Playmakers, describes how great principals build and lead great teams of teachers.
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation announces a $250,000 grant to New Leaders to expand its Emerging Leaders program in Richmond, California.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits McKinley Tech High School to celebrate its Blue Ribbon Award, led by New Leader principal David Pinder.
New Leaders partners with Project LIFT in Charlotte to develop teacher leaders through its Emerging Leaders program.
Memphis New Leader Barbara Beaver receives a 2012 value-added achievement award.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appoints New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines to the new New York State Education Reform Commission.
Two Bay Area New Leader schools win awards from California State Department of Education.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recognizes New Leaders as a top U.S. leadership program at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
Powell Center Academy—Led by New Leaders Yetta Lewis, Kimberly Clark, and Julia Callaway—wins Tennessee’s First SCORE Award for Having the Highest Gains in the State.
New Leader principal Nancy Gutzman named Wachovia Principal of the Year for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
In a My Philanthropedia survey, education experts identify New Leaders as one of the most impactful education non-profits in the Bay Area.
The New Leader-led Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) identifies 22 charter schools that have made dramatic gains in student achievement, crediting their success to effective principals and teachers.
Opportunity Knocks names New Leaders as one of the 15 best non-profits to work for.
New Leaders wins 2009 Innovations in American Government award.
In a letter, Dr. Althea M. Hammond shares reflections on the New Leaders alumni community and her hopes for what this network of transformational leaders can accomplish for students moving forward.
In a statement, New Leaders joins education groups in lauding a congressional proposal to increase funding for federal Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program (Title II, Part A).
In a statement, New Leaders commends a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators for advocating for FY20 funding for school leadership.
In a letter, a coalition of 76 organizations calls for Congress to fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
New Leaders submits testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies asking Congress to restore funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP) through the FY 2020 appropriations process.
In a statement, New Leaders commends a bipartisan coalition of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for advocating for FY20 funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
In a statement, New Leaders responds to the Trump Administration’s FY20 budget proposal.
In a statement and letter, New Leaders expresses support for the bipartisan Teacher and School LEADERS Act.
In a statement, New Leaders responded to the rescission of federal school discipline guidance.
In public comments, New Leaders expresses concern over the Administration’s proposed changes to the public charge rule.
In a statement, New Leaders responded to the final Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Education Appropriations bill for FY 2019.
In a statement, New Leaders responded to a Senate proposal to amend Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
In a statement, New Leaders responded to the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals Act (PREP Act) which would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA).
In a letter, more than 125 members of the New Leaders community provided input on the Federal Commission on School Safety’s recommendations.
In a statement, New Leaders responded to the Aim Higher Act, which would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA).
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations expressing support for the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act.
In a statement, New Leaders continues to urge Congress to fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP) in final FY19 spending bill.
In a letter, New Leaders’ CEO Jean Desravines joined a coalition of 70+ education and civil rights leaders and organizations calling on the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice to keep in place federal school discipline guidance and to take steps to address the school-to-prison pipeline.
In a statement, New Leaders urges Congress to fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP) in final FY19 spending bill.
In a statement, New Leaders joins educator and school leadership organizations in calling on the House to maintain funding for Title II-A in the full Appropriations Committee mark up of its FY 2019 spending bill.
In a letter to Congress, a coalition of 74 organizations call for funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
New Leaders submits testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies calling on Congress to restore funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of 160+ civil rights and education organizations calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reiterate her commitment to enforcing federal laws protecting the rights of immigrant children to attend schools.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations urging the U.S. Congress to fund the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants Program (Title II, Part A) in any FY19 appropriations bill.
New Leaders submits testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies asking Congress to restore funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
In a statement, New Leaders applauds a congressional coalition for calling for FY 2019 funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
A coalition of school leadership organizations, including New Leaders, released a statement responding to the final FY18 omnibus spending deal.
In a statement, New Leaders applauds a bipartisan congressional coalition for calling for FY 2019 funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
New Leaders released public comments on the second round of data collection for the U.S. Department of Education’s Implementation of Title I/II-A Program Initiatives study.
In a statement, New Leaders joined a non-partisan, interdisciplinary group of education, public health, and other organizations and experts calling for the adoption of evidence-based strategies to prevent gun violence in schools.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations urging the U.S. Department of Education to investigate all complaints from transgender students who have faced discrimination in accessing school restrooms.
New Leaders provided input on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA).
New Leaders released a statement responding to the Trump Administration’s FY19 budget proposal.
New Leaders released public comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants—State-Level Activity Funds.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations calling on Congress to raise the budget caps and ensure continued funding for Title II, Part A.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations calling on Congress to preserve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
New Leaders released a statement on the House Education and Workforce Committee Republicans’ proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA).
In a letter to Congress, a coalition of 56 organizations and 200+ teachers, teacher leaders, principals, other schools leaders, leadership preparation faculty, and advocates call for funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of 85+ organizations calling on Congress to raise the budget caps.
New Leaders released public comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Office of State Support Progress Check Quarterly Protocol.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of organizations expressing support for the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
New Leaders released public comments on the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs.
In a letter, New Leaders joined a coalition of more than 320 national, state, and local organizations from across the country calling on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017.
In two letters, New Leaders joined a coalition of nearly 120 organizations and leaders urging Congress and the Administration to support the recommendations issued by the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.
New Leaders released a statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement to end the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
New Leaders released a statement on the FY2018 Senate Appropriations Committee approval of its fiscal year 2018 spending bill.
New Leaders released a statement on the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) funding bill.
In a statement, New Leaders thanks a congressional coalition, led by Senator Al Franken with Senator Tom Carper, for supporting robust funding for the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program (Title II, Part A) and the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
New Leaders released a statement on the President’s FY18 budget request.
New Leaders and five school leader and educator groups released a statement opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed FY18 appropriations cuts.
New Leaders released a statement on the final FY17 Appropriations compromise released today by Congress.
New Leaders released a statement commending a bipartisan congressional coalition for calling for robust funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP).
In two letters to Congress, coalitions of organizations, educators, and advocates call for strong funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP) and to fully fund the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program (Title II, Part A) in SY18.
New Leaders released a statement on Proposed FY17 Education Cuts.
New Leaders releases a statement responding to the Trump Administration’s “skinny” budget for FY18, which includes $9 Billion in requested cuts to education.
New Leaders has submitted written testimony calling on Congress to solidify its support for school leaders by making meaningful investments in programs and funding streams that help ensure schools are led by effective principals.
In letters to the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, New Leaders joins 29 organizations, along with educators and parents across the country, in calling for the maintenance of federal accountability regulations.
New Leaders released a statement on the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice’s rescission of guidance regarding Title IX as it relates to transgender students.
New Leaders released a statement on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.
New Leaders’ Statement on Final ESSA Accountability Regulations.
New Leaders joined 20 organizations and nearly 100 educators from across the country in submitting a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education & Related Agencies to provide meaningful investments in programs that will support teachers and principals in creating schools where all students can succeed.
New Leaders Releases Public Comments on Proposed ESSA Regulations.
A Civil Rights coalition, Including New Leaders, Release Joint Statement on Proposed ESSA Accountability Regulations.
Educators Call on Congress to Provide Strong Funding for School Leadership.
New Leaders commends the U.S. Department of Education for proposed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regulations emphasizing high expectations and strong support for school leaders.
New Leaders urges the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen school leadership via Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation.
Diverse coalition calls on Congress to provide strong funding for school leadership.
New Leaders expresses support for the nomination of former New Leaders Board Member, John B. King, as U.S. Secretary of Education.
New Leaders applauds the Obama Administration for including robust support for school leaders in its FY2017 budget request.
New Leaders releases public comments highlighting specific ESSA provisions requiring federal regulations or guidance.
New Leaders calls on states and districts to ensure that local implementation serves disadvantaged students as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is signed into law.
New Leaders joins AFSA, NAESP and NASSP in applauding the U.S. Department of Education’s “Shadow a Principal” initiative, designed to help federal officials better understand the support that principals need.
New Leaders joins twenty organizations to call on Congress to reinstate funding for the School Leadership Program.
New Leaders submits letter to the White House and the U.S. Department of Education calling for investments in school leadership for the FY17 budget.
New Leaders’ statement on Senate passage Of the Every Child Achieves Act proposes further strengthening of provisions related to state accountability, principal effectiveness, school funding, and federal oversight.
New Leaders’ statement on Senate floor consideration of The Every Child Achieves Act makes recommendations for strengthening the bill.
New Leaders’ Statement on Senate FY16 Labor-H Appropriations Bill urges the Senate to reverse cuts to programs that support effective teachers and school leaders.
New Leaders and partner organizationscCommend the White House and the U.S. Department of Education for a year of unprecedented focus on school leadership.
New Leaders’ Statement on the Senate HELP Committee’s mark up of the Elementary and Secondary School Act urges stronger provisions related to accountability.
New Leaders submits letter to Senate HELP Committee regarding the Every Child Achieves Act with recommendations for strengthening support for effective school leadership.
New Leaders commends Secretary Duncan for expressing his commitment to ensuring all students have access to outstanding principals in his “America’s Educational Crossroads” speech.
New Leaders, NAESP, and NASSP applaud the U.S. Department of Education’s “Shadow a Principal” visits.
New Leaders congratulates Chicago Public Schools CEO and New Leaders partner Arne Duncan for his nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education.