NYC Leadership Academy changes name, sharpens focus on culturally responsive leadership

The NYC Leadership Academy today announced it is changing its name to The Leadership Academy and adopting an updated look with a new tagline, “Empowering leaders. Transforming schools for every ...

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The74 op-ed: How leaders can be culturally responsive amid Covid-19

The Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy Gutiérrez, and Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe write op-ed for The 74.

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The Leadership Academy to train principal supervisors across Texas

The The Leadership Academy launches 6th cohort of national principal supervisor program with focus on culturally responsive leadership.

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EVP Shannon offers new principals advice on navigating Covid in Ed Week

Executive Vice President Michele Shannon offers new principals sage advice as they start their job amidst a pandemic that has exposed and exacerbated systemic racism ...

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Leadership Academy Participates in Digital Promise Webinar Series

Last month, The Leadership Academy participated in a two-part discussion as part of the Education Leadership for a Digital World webinar series hosted by Digital Promise and sponsored by the Wallace Foundation.

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In Latinos for Ed blog, CEO calls for combating AAPI hate

Our President and CEO Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez calls for us all to combat hate in an article featured on the Latinos for Education blog, Con Ganas We Can.

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Two esteemed education leaders named to NYCLA board of directors

The NYC Leadership Academy today appointed Dr. Darline Robles and Dr. John Garcia III to its Board of Directors. 

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Esteemed leaders in education join our new expert advisory council

Leadership Academy creates Chief Access & Equity role  to support equity-focused professional learning   

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Give the gift of an education that works for every student

The greatest gift I ever got was my 8th grade teacher. Mr. Lovelace believed in me when so many other adults had given up and ...

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Student Achievement Partners and NYCLA build culturally responsive tools

K-12 instruction experts Student Achievement Partners and educational leadership development leader NYC Leadership Academy have teamed up to develop a new set of professional learning ...

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On Giving Tuesday, help leaders create transformative and sustainable change

Education leaders are superheroes. Whether leading a school or an entire school system, they hold the power to change the lives of young people. But ...

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CEO featured on Pedagogy of the Obsessed podcast

Our President and CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez was featured on a recent episode of the Pedagogy of the Oppressed podcast.

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Leadership Academy coaching featured in Educational Leadership magazine

Our coaching work was recently featured in an article published in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine.

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Ed Week features Leadership Academy partnership with Massachusetts

The Leadership Academy was recently featured in an Education Week article announcing our newly-formed partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Chief Access & Equity Officer publishes equity-focused book reviews

Our Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe recently published two book reviews for the Main Idea Book Bits, a newsletter for school leaders.

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Leadership coaches speak on parent-principal relations in Ed Week

Leadership Academy National Leadership Facilitator, Corinne Vinal and Coach/Facilitator Sonia Bu were quoted in a recent Education Week article about training principals and giving them the skills necessary to effectively manage conflict between parents and teachers.

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NYCLA to develop equity fellowship for aspiring superintendents of color

The state of Massachusetts has selected the NYC Leadership Academy to support and develop a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of aspiring district leaders to create more culturally responsive districts and promote better ...

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How a university redesigned its principal prep program

We hear it time and again from senior school system leaders: Finding excellent principals is a struggle. They lack a pipeline of strong leaders who ...

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Fifth cohort of Foundations of Principal Supervision launches

District leaders from around the country to attend fifth cohort of Foundations of Principal Supervision. 

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CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez named Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez today was named a Fall 2019 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. A partnership between the Pahara and Aspen ...

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Equity catalog

In all of our work, we are intentional about how we support leaders in identifying and addressing inequities in schools, from how to teachers are developed and distributed throughout ...

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Key moves districts can take to give new principals a strong start

In their first couple of years on the job, new principals often describe feeling “lost,” “overwhelmed,” and “shell-shocked.” Much of that is because they are not prepared for the extremely demanding position.

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District Administration op-ed: Leadership coaching enables retention and change

The Leadership Academy Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Jill Grossman and Director of Research, Evaluation, and Impact Nikki Nagler are featured in the latest issue of District Administration.

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CEO writes in Kappan about importance of interracial facilitation teams in equity training

The Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez and Gislaine Ngounou, vice president of strategy and programs at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation are featured in the latest issue of Phi Delta Kappan.

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CEO to deliver keynote on equity at Penn GSE

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez will deliver the keynote address for the 75th anniversary celebration of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate ...

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NYCLA joins call for Congress to support school leaders

The NYC Leadership Academy today joined 75 other education organizations in calling on members of Congress to fully fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program ...

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The inside story of how a school district created an aspiring principal program and is seeing results

In 2016, Lexington County School District One in South Carolina was on the verge of a school leader shortage. It was expected that the district ...

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CEO calls on school systems to invest in principal pipelines

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez issued the following statement today in response to a new study by RAND on principal pipelines: ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners with three large NYS urban school districts to develop innovative aspiring principal programs

The Leadership Academy has been selected to work with New York State’s three largest school districts outside of New York City to develop and launch innovative professional learning programs for aspiring school leaders.

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Partner district Des Moines wins national prize for equity work

Des Moines Public Schools won the National School Board Association's Magna Award for programming that breaks down barriers for traditionally underserved students. For the last ...

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National Facilitator keynotes middle school conference in CA

National Leadership Facilitator Derick Spaulding recently delivered the keynote address for the Santa Clara County Middle School Youth Conference. Derick told the room full of middle ...

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NYC Leadership Academy releases Accomplishments Report 2018

The NYC Leadership Academy today released its 2018 Accomplishments Report, highlighting our work over the last year with nearly 1,000 leaders across 63 school systems ...

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CEO Nancy Gutiérrez shares her education story

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez joins leaders from around the world in sharing her education story as part of the Yidan ...

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Give every child a great education: Support ed leaders

This holiday season, we at the NYC Leadership Academy are grateful for the dedicated school and school system leaders across the country who take risks ...

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Hector Montenegro and Kendra Ferguson join NYCLA board

The NYC Leadership Academy announced today that school system leaders Dr. Hector Montenegro and Dr. Kendra Ferguson have joined its Board of Directors.  Montenegro has ...

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Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The newly launched Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI), a partnership between the Leadership Academy the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Leadership Academy research: Ongoing coaching keeps principals in schools

The NYC Leadership Academy today published research on the impact of ongoing coaching on principals’ leadership practices and, ultimately, on their schools (fill out form ...

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Colorblind policies breed inequities, CEO writes in Hechinger Report

"The progress that some courageous district leaders have made to address racial inequities in their schools and systems is at great risk with colorblind policies," ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners with five largest Wisconsin districts to develop Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute

In a groundbreaking partnership, the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, with support from the The Leadership Academy, have developed the Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI).

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