Great Leaders Save Lives

Knowling, Bob
June 2005
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jun2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p8
This article presents information regarding Leadership Academy, New York City. It trains principals for the city's 1,300 plus elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The Aspiring Principals Program is very demanding. Ninety candidates from a pool of over 1,000 applicants are selected to enter the program. The program starts with an intensive six-week summer program where the candidates work on "problem-based scenarios" of fictitious schools that mirror a typical New York City school. If they make it through the summer, they are put in schools in pairs when school opens in September.


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