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Statement on Every Student Succeeds Act Bill Signing

By New Leaders
December 9, 2015

New York, NY—New Leaders, a national nonprofit dedicated to developing and supporting principals and teacher leaders in high-need schools, believes school leadership is essential to ensuring all kids attend a school that prepares them for college, careers, and life. We are pleased that Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a much-needed update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which includes college- and career-ready expectations for all students, maintains transparent and disaggregated student assessment data, and includes provisions to support state and local efforts to develop exemplary principals and other school leaders.


AFSA, NAESP, NASSP, and New Leaders Applaud the U.S. Department of Education for Shadowing Principals to Better Understand the Support School Leaders Need to Succeed

By AFSA, NAESP, NASSP and New Leaders
October 27, 2015

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Officials will conduct shadow visits to highlight the role of school principals in Washington, DC, and 10 additional states across the country.

Alexandria, VA—This week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) will experience life as a school principal, shadowing 85 Pre-K-12 principals in Washington, D.C. and 10 states. The visits are the culmination of National Principals Month, an annual campaign that puts a spotlight on the importance of school leadership. The visits will provide federal policymakers with a deeper understanding of the role of principals as instructional leaders and foster conversations about the policies, programs, and resources principals need to create outstanding schools where great teachers thrive and all students excel. The school visits will be followed by a conversation between the shadowed principals and Department officials, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of Education John King. The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and New Leaders commend the Department’s continued focus on school leadership.


Diverse Set of 21 Organizations Call on Congress to Reinstate Funding for the School Leadership Program

By New Leaders
October 26, 2015

Today, a diverse set of 21 organizations from across the county urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to continue critical funding for the School Leadership Program (SLP). The undersigned organizations understand the substantial impact of school leaders on strengthening schools and believe continued support for this program is essential because dynamic leaders help create positive school environments, increase the retention of highly-skilled teachers, and increase student achievement.


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