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Statement on Secretary Duncan’s “America’s Educational Crossroads” speech

By New Leaders
January 14, 2015

We are grateful for Secretary Arne Duncan’s commitment to educational equity. Monday’s speech included policies that hold great promise for children – from expanding opportunities for pre-school to helping students develop critical social and emotional skills. And, it recognized that all students must have access to outstanding principals who build vibrant schools where teachers and students thrive, together. As Congress and the Administration work to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, we look forward to contributing what we have learned through over 15 years training school leaders in high-need communities throughout the country and supporting efforts to make true educational opportunity a reality for all children.

NAESP, NASSP, and New Leaders Applaud USED Shadow Visits of Principals

By NAESP, NASSP and New Leaders
October 27, 2014

Alexandria, VA—The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and New Leaders commend the dozens of high-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) who will shadow Pre-K-12 principals in the Washington, D.C. area this week and support continued focus on school leadership. The goal of the shadow effort is to gain a better understanding of the role of instructional leaders and look at policy, programs, and resources that are needed to do the job successfully. The shadow visits mark a continued celebration of National Principals Month in October.


What if We Treated School Principals Like CEOs?

By Jean Desravines
October 21, 2014

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Imagine a leader who is responsible for managing a budget of several million dollars, overseeing hundreds of staff, addressing the concerns and needs of passionate stakeholders, and is ultimately on the hook for delivering a “product” that will profoundly impact the trajectory of our country. You’re probably envisioning that this person is a corporate CEO of a Fortune 500 company, right?


I’m actually referring to your high school principal.


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