New Leaders for New Schools


Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5:00pm


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Student from New Leaders for New SchoolsImproving Education Through School Leadership
Jon Schnur, New Leaders for New Schools

About the Seminar
New Leaders for New Schools is a national organization designed to drive up academic achievement by recruiting and training effective school principals in partnership with large urban school districts and charter schools. The program attracts high caliber individuals from both academic and corporate sectors to lead historically under-served and under-performing schools. It uses its program as a “laboratory” to create evidence, tools, and policy recommendations to help partner states, school systems, and schools improve student achievement. To date, more than 560 principals have been placed in schools in 12 urban centers around the country, which collectively serve over 200,000 students.

Light refreshments will be served.

New Leaders for New Schools won the Innovations in American Government Award in 2009 for its partnership with the Chicago Public School system, where 120 New Leaders principals support the academic achievement of nearly 50,000 public school students.

You can watch the seminar here.

About Jon Schnur
Jon Schnur is the founder and chief executive officer of New Leaders for New Schools, a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving education for every child by attracting and preparing the next generation of outstanding principals for our nation's urban public schools. Schnur was a policy advisor on K-12 education in president Bill Clinton's administration for seven years, serving as White House associate director for Educational Policy, Vice President Gore’s senior policy advisor on education, and special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley.

Innovations in Government Seminar Series
This event is part of the Innovation in Government Seminar Series, which explores various aspects and approaches to the study of government innovation. This year-long series seeks to educate and inform the next generation of government innovators. A light dinner will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance.

RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Please contact Christina Marchand at