Press | Statement Commending Secretary Duncan’s “America’s Educational Crossroads” Speech

New York, NY—New Leaders is grateful for Secretary Arne Duncan’s commitment to educational equity. Monday’s speech included policies that hold great promise for children – from expanding opportunities for pre-school to helping students develop critical social and emotional skills. And, it recognized that all students must have access to outstanding principals who build vibrant schools where teachers and students thrive, together. As Congress and the Administration work to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, we look forward to contributing what we have learned through over 15 years training school leaders in high-need communities throughout the country and supporting efforts to make true educational opportunity a reality for all children.