New Leaders

Great leaders = Great schools TM


We have trained more than 1,600 school leaders; which includes 700 teacher leaders developed through our Emerging Leaders program; over 850 new principals and assistant principals trained and endorsed through APP; and 70 sitting principals who completed the LPI pilot. Through our full continuum of programs, we have impacted over 14,000 teachers either directly through ELP or through the work of our New Leader principals and assistant principals, and over 300,000 students – 90% of whom are students of color and 85% of whom are from low-income households. Students in schools led by New Leader Principals consistently achieve at higher levels than their peers, have higher graduation rates and are making progress in closing the achievement gap. By studying New Leader schools and many other high-gaining schools, New Leaders has also developed an extensive knowledge base about highly effective school leadership and regularly publishes research and policy recommendations to impact schools and students beyond those being served by the leaders we train.

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New Leaders Impact

Leadership Matters Video

Great leaders make great schools.

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City Fact Sheets

See the latest data from our cities and schools across the country.

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Policy Recommendations

Creating the right context and system support for school leaders is critical.

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The Impact of a Principal

After teachers, principals are the most important in-school factor in driving student achievement.

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Getting Results

New Leaders across the country are leading schools to dramatic achievement results for students.

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John Melvin
Cohort 7

"I am not going to tolerate the “status quo” no matter how difficult it is to address a difficult issue."

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