Ambitious, Equitable Leadership: How Principals Lead All Students to College- and Career-Readiness

In our rapidly changing world, kids need to learn to think flexibly, creatively, and critically—mastering essential knowledge and the skills to apply that knowledge wherever their aspirations take them. Recognizing that reality, states across the country committed to new college- and career-ready standards that increased expectations for our students. Yet at the same time, gaps in access to opportunities like great teachers and challenging classes are leaving too many students, particularly students of color, behind. Principals are the lynchpins to overcoming these challenges and addressing inequities, but they need new knowledge, skills, and support to succeed. In this webinar, two of the nation’s leading organizations in school leader development—New Leaders and NYC Leadership Academy—shared lessons gleaned from their research and work with principals who have led progress in moving all students toward college and career readiness. Sitting principals also joined and discussed how they have put those practices in place in their schools and are seeing results.


    • Sarah Rosenberg, senior director of policy, New Leaders
    • Mary Rice-Boothe, chief access and equity officer, NYC Leadership Academy
    • Jill Grossman, senior director of strategic communications and policy, NYC Leadership Academy
    • Guest principals