Our Policy Initiatives

Operating At The Intersection Of Policy And Practice

New Leaders Alumni School

We Champion Transformative Policy

From classrooms to the halls of Congress, we work directly with leaders at all levels of the education system to advocate for policies that affect the well-being of our schools, leaders, and students. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the experiences of our national network of leaders and create more impactful policies.

Students at a New Leaders school

Responding to This moment

Today, a quality K-12 education is not equally accessible to all students. Disparities within the education system limit access to resources, opportunities, and support. This does not have to be the reality. 
New Leaders is advocating for the following programs and policies in the hope that
Congress and policymakers will make these bold promises a new reality.
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The Shoulder Tap: A Joint Policy Paper
Elevating research and the voices of educators of color on the leadership representation gap—and what we can do about it at the federal, state and local level.

Read Our Paper
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One Million Teachers of Color Campaign
Collaborating to increase diversity in school leadership, support leaders of color, and enable more students to see themselves reflected in leadership.

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The School Leadership Recruitment and Support Program
Advocating to provide grants for high-quality professional development for school leaders to ensure all students have effective leaders in their schools.

Read Our Brief
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New Leaders Alumni School

Looking Ahead

We seek lasting change that will address and eradicate the impact of discriminatory policies in education which continue to cause harm in schools and communities. Our goal is the well-being of our schools, leaders, and students.