School Leadership Counts!

School and teacher leaders increase student achievement. Here’s how. While the importance and impact of school and teacher leadership has been widely understood by policymakers and practitioners, the field has lacked a comprehensive, research-based analysis to identify the specific elements of school and teacher leadership that can increase student achievement. Through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, The New Teacher …

Pathways to Equity: Cohort 4 Application and Selection

The Los Angeles New Administrative Leadership Program (LANALP) is proud to launch its fourth leadership development cohort this Fall, comprised of 34 bold new administrators across the Los Angeles Unified School District who are committed to ensuring equity for all students through systemic school transformation. Our rigorous application and selection process was designed with intention, with a series of activities …

Once considered failing, 20th Street Elementary tops district in improvement of math scores

Principal Mario Garcielita (LANALP Alumni) and Assistant Principal Isabel Nino (LANALP Candidate, Cohort 3) Lead Transformation View this story in Spanish Mike Szymanski (LA School Report)   Just two years ago, 20th Street Elementary was considered such a failing school that the parents moved to take it over from LA Unified using a state law. But Wednesday’s release of state test scores shows …

Celebrating Each Candidate’s Growth and Journey: LANALP’s Exit Panel

The LANALP team has had a very busy and fruitful summer, with the recruitment and selection of a fourth and final cohort of new administrators and the closing of a transformative, two-year journey for our second cohort. Always learning from and mindful of the experiences of our candidates and coaches, the team is continuously working on program improvements and ways …

A Transformational Journey into Leadership for Social Justice and Equity

Ms. Cynthia Vega Mota is the Assistant Principal of Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, a group of several high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Cynthia was accepted into the first cohort of the Los Angeles New Administrators Program (LANALP) in 2014. LANALP is a U.S. Department of Education funded administrator induction program created out of a partnership between …

Mindfulness at HArts

When I began working with high school students in 1987, I kept hearing the often-repeated refrain made by teachers everywhere that “students just don’t pay attention.” Then it occurred to me that maybe these students they refer to were never taught HOW to pay attention. There has been this unstated expectation that students would come prepared to school and have …