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Joint Statement by Civil Rights Coalition on Proposed ESSA Accountability Regulations

By New Leaders
June 22, 2016


Washington, DCToday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 30 organizations listed below, including New Leaders, released the following statement regarding draft accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) issued by the Department of Education in May:

The regulations the Department proposed in May are a good first step towards ensuring that all students are counted and that parents and communities can hold their schools accountable for meeting the needs of their students.  (more…)


Generation YES and New Leaders Announce Joint Pilot Program in Oakland funded by the Cisco Foundation

By Generation YES


Olympia, WA (June 9, 2016)—Generation YES and New Leaders have announced today that they will combine their expertise to pilot a new school leadership model in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in a program funded by the Cisco Foundation. Ten OUSD Elementary, Middle, and High schools have been selected to deliver a Student Technology Leaders program aimed toward helping school administrators more effectively integrate technology into their schools. Specially prepared student technology leaders will contribute basic technology infrastructure support and provide their teachers real-time professional development. School administrators will learn to transform their schools by incorporating student voice and expertise. (more…)


What’s the Secret Behind Great School Leadership? A New Book Breaks it Down

By New Leaders


 Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools (May 2016; $29.95; Cloth, Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand)

New York, NY (April 25, 2016)—Across the country, there are schools serving hard-to-reach kids that knock it out of the park academically, performing far above average, and boasting vibrant cultures and strong family engagement. New Leaders (formerly New Leaders for New Schools) has spent the past fifteen years training, supporting and studying the exemplary principals who lead such schools. For the first time, its Chief Officers—Jean Desravines, Ben Fenton and Jaime Aquino—bring together what they have learned to help school leaders across the country achieve similarly impressive results. (more…)


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