NYC Leadership Academy leads workshops on equity at inaugural National Principals Conference

Equity and cultural responsiveness are critical domains of the national school leadership standards. Leaders from the NYC Leadership Academy will share their expertise on leading ...

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Dr. Francis Yasharian named AVP of Leadership Coaching

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Francis Yasharian to the role of Associate Vice President of Leadership Coaching for the NYC Leadership ...

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Students speak about the power of their principals in our new film

Our short film, The Power of Leaders, features the voices of nearly a dozen New York City students talking about the impact their principals have had on ...

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NYC Leadership Academy celebrates 14 years of educational leadership development

What a remarkable celebration we had to honor our 14 years of supporting educational leaders on June 14! Thank you to everyone who attended or ...

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NYCLA signs letter to Congress calling for school leadership funding

NYCLA signed on to a letter calling on Congress to allocate $30 million in FY2018 to the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP), the only ...

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Three districts partner with NYCLA on principal preparation

Recognizing the need to develop their principal pipeline, three more districts are working with NYCLA to start their own aspiring principal programs. NYCLA’s nationally-recognized Aspiring ...

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President & CEO Irma Zardoya calls for increased support for school leadership in open letter to Education Secretary DeVos and Congress

Strong schools have strong leaders, but President Trump’s recent proposal to cut $9 billion from the U.S. Department of Education, including eliminating the Supporting Effective ...

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NYC Leadership Academy 2016 Accomplishments Report

2016 was a year of growth and innovation for NYCLA. Anchored by our continued commitment and deepened focus on ensuring all students have equitable learning ...

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Power in Numbers: Coaching principals to build teams that transform schools

Schools with strong teams of educators can improve instruction in ways that a principal working on her own cannot. Leading effective teams is not easy, ...

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NYCLA launches blog on leadership and equity

The NYC Leadership Academy has launched a new blog on school leadership and creating equitable learning environments for all students. Called Leadership Insights, the blog ...

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CEO Irma Zardoya writes on ESSA and equity in Education Week

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Irma Zardoya details the opportunities that the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates for supporting school leaders in ...

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NYCLA offers advanced leadership coach training

NYCLA is excited to offer for the first time an advanced leadership coaching training for district and university coach practitioners, Deepening Leadership Coaching: Sustaining Growth ...

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Learn about principal supervision in webinar series

NYCLA is pleased to announce our second series of free Principal Supervisor Webinars, which begin this week. Our webinars convene a national audience to engage ...

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Ready to Lead: Designing Residencies for Better Principal Preparation

School-based residencies are an essential component of principal preparation programs and the future success of aspiring principals. Residencies engage participants in hands-on, job-embedded experiences that ...

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NYCLA collaborates with clients nationwide

As the NYC Leadership Academy team gears up for another busy summer of education leader training and support, we are energized by the start of ...

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New York City principals receive mini-grants for equity initiatives

The NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) is excited to announce the winners of its mini-grant program for New York City Network participants. The Network – comprised ...

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Blended learning approach featured in Principal Leadership Magazine

Over the past two years, the NYC Leadership Academy has developed and launched a blended learning platform and tools that have allowed us to enhance ...

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Send your school leadership coaches to NYCLA’s multi-district coach training

NYCLA's signature trainings for school leadership coaches have been scheduled for this year in New York City. Designed to help school leadership coaches develop their ...

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Learn More about NYCLA’s new national aspiring principals program at upcoming informational webinars

Enrollment for NYCLA's national Aspiring Principals Program is currently underway. Join us for a free introductory webinar to learn more about this innovative program that ...

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Gwinnett County’s Peggy Goodman on Foundations of Principal Supervision

NYCLA’s Foundations of Principal Supervision (FPS) program is designed to assist districts from across the country focused on improving principal supervision and support. Now recruiting ...

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NYCLA presents evaluation strategy at Carnegie Foundation Summit on improvement in education

Dr. Katie Drucker, Associate Vice President of Research, Evaluation & Impact, and Dr. Liliana Polo-McKenna, Vice President of School Leadership Support recently presented at the ...

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Aspiring school leaders in ACE Academy discuss impact of APP program

NYCLA’s flagship initiative, the Aspiring Principals Program (APP) prepares exceptional leaders to transform our nation’s most challenging schools. Our approach prepares participants for the realities of the ...

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NYCLA leaders present with the School District of Philadelphia at American Association of School Administrators 2016 National Conference

NYCLA facilitated two presentations on principal supervision for more than 140 school and district leaders at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) 2016 National ...

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NYCLA begins latest university partnership

NYCLA is working with the Beeghly College of Education atYoungstown State University (YSU) in Ohio in support of the university’s efforts to build the leadership skills ...

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Dr. Richard Elmore to participate in webinar on principal supervision

NYCLA is pleased to offer the second in a series of no-cost webinars for principal supervisors on March 10th, from 4 to 5 PM EST. ...

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NYCLA staff featured on “XQ: The Super School Project” expert panel

NYCLA staff is largely comprised of former public school leaders who have transformed schools and who leverage that expertise to support clients and program participants. ...

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NYCLA recruiting districts for new national aspiring principals program

In response to the growing need for high quality school leaders in districts throughout the country, and with support from American Express and the National ...

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Enrollment opens for 2016-17 Foundations of Principal Supervision program

NYCLA is excited to offer Foundations of Principal Supervision, now in its second year, to new and experienced district leaders across the country. This year-long ...

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NYCLA launches equity mini-grant program for New York City alumni network

We are excited to announce an opportunity for NYCLA's New York City Network – comprised of 538 graduates of its Aspiring Principals Program (APP) and ...

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NYC Leadership Academy 2015 Accomplishments Report

For the past 12 years, the NYC Leadership Academy has sought to ensure that schools and districts across the country have well-prepared educational leaders who ...

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NYCLA participates in Giving Tuesday

The NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) is kicking off a month-long awareness and fundraising campaign today as part of our ongoing participation in #GivingTuesday. Our goal ...

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NYCLA celebrates graduates making headlines

With National Principals Month having recently come to a close, NYCLA is thrilled to celebrate our graduates who have built upon their NYCLA experiences by ...

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NYCLA announces upcoming webinar for principal supervisors

Are you interested in designing more effective and purposeful meetings with the school principals you support and/or supervise? Join us for NYCLA’s cost-free Principal Supervisor ...

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NYCLA staff participate in Courageous Conversations about Race program

It is at the core of NYCLA’s belief system that maintaining a persistent and systemic focus on equity, diversity and social justice be a prerequisite ...

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NYCLA receives $25,000 grant from the RGK Foundation to support online work

The NYC Leadership Academy is pleased to receive funding from the RGK Foundation to support the development and implementation of our online and blended learning ...

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NYCLA featured in Education Week as one of five American Express grant recipients

Education Week recently published an article celebrating American Express for investing nearly $2.5 million to support five principal preparation and training programs. This investment is ...

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Iowa selects Leadership Academy to support statewide program for school leadership teams

One of NYCLA’s partners, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE), received acclaim recently from former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for its teacher leadership ...

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NYCLA receives funding from American Express to expand its nationally recognized Aspiring Principals Program

NYCLA is thrilled to announce that American Express has provided significant funding to expand our Aspiring Principals Program (APP) to serve multiple districts in and ...

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Keisha Chandler, NYCLA’s Associate Director of School Leadership Development, Presents at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference

Students across the country, particularly the most vulnerable, deserve passionate and highly effective school leaders capable of transforming their educational experiences and outcomes. The Congressional ...

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