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New Leaders: Giving Tuesday
New Leaders envisions a day when there is excellence and equity in the American education system – when our schools prepare all children, particularly students of color and those living in poverty, for success in college, careers and citizenship. To achieve this, we prepare transformational school leaders – those who drive effective teaching across classrooms and along the continuum of learning from year to year – and advance the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed. Our approach is grounded in a simple fact: a great leader is at the head of every great school.
Today, New Leaders partners with over 15 school districts and 100 charter schools to develop strong teachers and leaders through our intensive, best-in-class, school leadership development programs. Since our founding in 2001, New Leaders’ has established a track-record of success in operating high-quality leadership development programs for district and charter partners. Research from an independent evaluator found that students excel simply by attending a New Leader led school and through our work, we have seen countless examples of success.
Help fund the training, development, and support of transformational school leaders
New Leaders trains tomorrow’s principals. The people who join this program share a deep belief that all students can achieve at high levels – that demography is not destiny for children in low-income communities. Your gift will support New leaders so they can more adeptly transform underperforming public schools and make a real difference in the lives of students from low-income communities.
About New Leaders
New Leaders seeks to ensure high academic achievement for all children—especially students in poverty and students of color—by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
Why focus on great leaders? School principals are the driving force behind school improvement. One outstanding teacher isn’t enough; students require multiple years of effective teachers to reach academic excellence, especially if they have fallen behind. Strong principals have the skills to support their existing staff to become outstanding teachers and to keep the strongest educators in their schools.
New Leaders’ leadership training begins with our Emerging Leaders Program, which builds a pipeline of promising future school leaders by growing the abilities of talented educators over the course of a year to lead other adults in raising student achievement.
Many Emerging Leaders go on to join our signature Aspiring Principals Program, a rigorous, one-year residency through which we train highly motivated, results-oriented individuals to strengthen our most struggling schools. To ensure that we get the best leaders into schools, we also identify promising talent through a national admissions process.
After their residency, we support our leaders in their critical first years on the job through the Principal Institute, which employs professional learning communities and strategic one-on-one coaching for one or two years to ensure our new principals—and their students—are set up for success. And with our new Leadership Practice Improvement program, we train current school principals and their leadership teams in best practices to raise student achievement.