Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe co-authors article outlining what equity officers need to be successful

"If we want to hold equity officers accountable for their work, we must be clear about expectations for the role and provide the support they ...

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National equity officer collective convenes in Atlanta

Equity officers from school systems across the country recently convened in Atlanta to learn from one another, share experiences, and develop new resources for this ...

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President & CEO explores new ways of leading in Ed Week article

Thirteen percent of school systems across the country—and up to a quarter of urban districts—welcomed new or interim superintendents this school year. This week, policy ...

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The Leadership Academy releases its Accomplishments Report 2021-22

The Leadership Academy is proud to release its Accomplishments Report 2021-22. Read stories of how our partnerships with school and school system leaders across the ...

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Learned-Miller writes on leaders navigating crisis in Kappan

Education leaders have faced an unprecedented set of challenges over the past two years. In her new Kappan article Leading Through Crisis, The Leadership Academy ...

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The Leadership Academy names leaders in education and communications to Board of Directors

The Leadership Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of two leaders in education and communications to its Board of Directors. The Hunt Institute CEO ...

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“Go for broke” to create positive and equitable learning environments, writes Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe in Edutopia

"Educators are facing a revolutionary moment—classrooms have become battlegrounds over what young people should or should not be taught, and the pandemic shined a light ...

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Edutopia features piece by Equity Officer on retaining school leaders of color

"Over the last two years, the challenges and traumas of leading through the pandemic and racial reckoning have left many principals of color exhausted, disappointed, ...

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Equity Officer Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe discusses new Principals of Color Collective on podcast

“Only 20% of principals across the country are leaders of color, so how do we create a safe space for these leaders? The goal is ...

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Innovative effort to advance equity in district central offices

The Leadership Academy is proud to partner with The University of Washington College of Education District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) in DL2’s new Central Office ...

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President & CEO details her leadership journey on web series “Cup of Joy Cafe”

"In our work, we think about the impact of the leader and how they'll contribute to teacher satisfaction, academic achievement, less exclusionary discipline, and the ...

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President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez speaks to leadership dispositions on new podcast

"With the dispositions, we created tangible and observable behaviors to help leaders show up in an equitable and culturally responsive way," said The Leadership Academy ...

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Put your equity policy to work – Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe offers guidance on Edutopia

"In the past two years, school districts across the country have been moved to write equity policies or pass resolutions to publicly commit to being ...

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President & CEO explores complexities of sustaining culturally responsive leadership in December issue of Learning Forward magazine

What leadership approach is most courageous, sustainable, and strategic for centering students and families in this moment? In the latest issue of The Learning Professional magazine from Learning Forward, The ...

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President & CEO Nancy Gutiérrez talks community-inspired leadership on Leader’s Table podcast

President & CEO Nancy Gutiérrez is a featured guest on Episode #38 of the The Leader's Table, a podcast produced by Leadership for Educational Equity. ...

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The Leadership Academy receives $1.2 million grant to develop groundbreaking network and resources for equity officers and school leaders of color

For the first time, the fast-growing community of school system equity officers will have access to a network and resources targeted specifically to support their ...

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The Leadership Academy and Aspen Institute launch podcast on culturally responsive leadership

Principals play a critical role in making sure children enter schools that are places of healing, validation, and learning, but what support, skills and knowledge ...

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The Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez explores culturally responsive leadership stories in new NPBEA blog

In a new blog post featured on the National Policy Board for Educational Administration website, The Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez talks ...

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The Leadership Academy selected to support eight large school districts in conducting equity-focused reviews as part of an initiative to develop principal pipelines for equity-centered leaders

The Leadership Academy has been selected by The Wallace Foundation to support eight large school districts in conducting equity-focused reviews of district leadership policies and ...

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Chief Access & Equity Officer examines equity officer role in School Administrator magazine

"The work of creating equitable school systems is everyone's responsibility, but when a superintendent and an equity officer work together, the opportunity for change can ...

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Former Gov. Bob Wise and UBS Financial Services Director Jeanny Pak join The Leadership Academy Board of Directors

The Leadership Academy is thrilled to announce the appointment of former Governor and Congressman Bob Wise and UBS Financial Services Managing Director Jeanny Pak to ...

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Penn GSE, The Leadership Academy, and prominent researchers receive $3 million federal grant to research effective culturally responsive school practices

Schools will soon have a new set of research-based tools and resources to help them develop meaningful culturally responsive practices. The Consortium for Policy Research ...

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Executive Vice President Michele Shannon discusses school leadership on podcast

Our Executive Vice President of Client Services Michele Shannon is featured on episode #68 of Urban Institute's Critical Value, a podcast that explores issues of ...

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Chief Access & Equity Officer Talks “Data-Driven Equity”

In an article featured in the American School Board Journal, The Leadership Academy Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe, Ed. D. describes using data ...

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The Leadership Academy featured on “The Balancing Act”

On March 27, The Leadership Academy was featured on The Balancing Act television program hosted by Montel Williams airing on WMBC-TV and WPIX 11 in the tri-state area, and ...

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West Michigan Leadership Academy launches 4th year of developing school leaders

The West Michigan Leadership Academy, a program designed to cultivate school leaders’ capacity and commitment to culturally responsive, antiracist leadership, will launch its fourth cohort ...

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NYC Schools Chancellor appointment defies “leave to succeed” mindset

Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy Gutierrez and Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent Roberto Padilla co-wrote an op-ed about the historic appointment of Meisha ...

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Chief Access & Equity Officer offers key tips for equity officers

The Leadership Academy Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe, Ed. D. offers lessons for maximizing the success of equity officers and their organization.

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Messages for Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona

What do U.S. Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona, Newburgh Superintendent Roberto Padilla, and The Leadership Academy CEO Nancy Gutierrez all have in common? They all see it as ...

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Toward racial equity in public schooling: Less talk, more action

“For the many leaders who’ve explicitly embraced the goal of making public schooling more equitable, the challenge now is to put their beliefs into action,” ...

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The Leadership Academy supports policy letter to Secretary of Education nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona

The Leadership Academy has joined a number of national education organizations and researchers in sending a letter to Secretary of Education nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona ...

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The Leadership Academy publishes its Accomplishments Report 2020

The Leadership Academy has released its Accomplishments Report 2020, telling the stories of how we partnered with school and school system leaders across the county over ...

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Watch culturally responsive leadership in action in a documentary about The Leadership Academy

Spend time inside two very different school districts to see up close how education leaders and teachers are creating culturally responsive school cultures and learning environments ...

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Chief Access & Equity Officer featured in Journal of Accountancy

In an article featured in the Journal of Accountancy, The Leadership Academy Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe, Ed. D. shares her thoughts on implementing ...

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Documentary on The Leadership Academy premieres on public television

A documentary film on The Leadership Academy will premiere on public television this Friday, Oct. 9. Part of The Visionaries, an award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and formerly ...

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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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