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Statement on Senate HELP Committee’s Markup of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

By New Leaders
April 20, 2015

New York City, NY—Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced the Every Child Achieves Act, a critical step in the bipartisan process to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). New Leaders commends Chairman Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Murray (D-WA), and members of the HELP Committee on this achievement.

We appreciate the strides the bill makes toward improving current law on behalf of our nation’s children and dedicated teachers and school leaders, especially those who serve our highest-need schools. We are thankful that provisions were added to the bill during markup so that it better supports career pathways and professional learning opportunities for teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and instructional leadership teams. The bill was also improved to support investments in seeding innovative ideas and scaling successful practices.


Response to The Every Child Succeeds Act of 2015

By New Leaders
April 13, 2015

Today, New Leaders submitted a letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray regarding The Every Child Succeeds Act of 2015. This draft legislation is an important step forward and contains many thoughtful provisions, particularly in support of principals and other school leaders. As the reauthorization process continues, New Leaders looks forward to working with Congress to strengthen the bill.

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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.

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