• June 30, 2010
    SLN is pleased to announce new partnerships with Raise Your Hand Texas and the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, and the receipt of grants from both organizations.
    Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT) funding will help expand SLN’s presence in San Antonio where there are now five networks serving over 80 principals. The grant will make it possible for more principals in San Antonio, specifically in the SAISD, to participate in SLN Networks for the SY 2010-2011.
  • June 30, 2010
    NYC Principal and SLN Member Chris Ogno, is featured on ABC TV for his school’s unique program which inspires college-ready elementary school students. The program, developed in concert with school parents, connects all of his elementary school students at PS247 in Brooklyn to local colleges. Chris is a member of Ada Dolch's NYC cohort. 
    Please go to this link see the story.  
  • May 28, 2010

    The Meadows Foundation has awarded Trinity University $281,000 for the first year of a three-year project to maintain the Trinity Principals’ Center (TPC), to support the continuation of the work SLN is presently doing in Texas and to expand SLN's presence there for the 2010-11 school year.

  • May 28, 2010

    Frances McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer at Education Pioneers, a seasoned leader in the education sector, has joined SLN’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Education Pioneers in 2009, Ms. McLaughlin was a Senior Director at the Broad Foundation, a Los Angeles-based venture philanthropy. There she was responsible for the foundation's investments in organizations which build leadership capacity in public education. 

  • May 20, 2010

    "Advanced Leadership Training in School Leaders Network"

    Experienced Principals Benefit From Monthly Facilitator-Led Brainstorming Sessions, Inter-School Visits and Presentations"

    by Anne Silverstein

  • May 20, 2010

    School Leaders Network has announced that information sessions about joining a School Leaders Network for SY 2010-2011 are being held next week:

  • January 4, 2010

    Analysis of the NYC Progress Report for the school year 08-09, issued in December 2009, shows that SLN-led schools made bigger gains in student achievement and school environment than peer schools led by principals not participating in SLN programming. Highlights of the report include:

    SLN-led high schools had a Math Regents pass rate of 85%, an increase of 25 percentage points from 2007-08.

  • November 24, 2009


    November 24, 2009—<Hinsdale, Massachusetts>—School Leaders Network (SLN) has announced a grant from MetLife Foundation to facilitate professional development for school principals. The funds will help SLN sustain and expand its model of local clusters of principals and provide strategic training and technical support for its network of expert facilitators.

  • October 14, 2009

    School Leaders Network now has four videos up on the popular video site, YouTube. In these videos, SLN members talk about the need for professional leadership development for school leaders and what it is like to be a member of a network. They also share some of the things that they learned in their networks and have taken back to their schools. Members reflect on the difference they are making with their teachers and students as a result of being members of SLN.  

  • October 1, 2009

    The Houston based advocacy group Children at Risk ranked San Antonio area schools on factors like test scores, class size, etc. and three of the top ten ranked schools in the elementary category are led by SLN Facilitators.

    Terry Chidgey's school, Stone Oak Elementary, Karen Bessett's school, Randolph Elementary and Cordell Jones' school, Woodridge Elementary. In addition, Sharon Newman, an SLN member, who is now assisting with the new San Antonio network, has the honor of having her school, Hardy Oaks Elementary, included in the top ten list.

  • July 17, 2009

    An analysis of the New York City School Progress Report, released in June, comparing 2006-07 school scores to scores achieved in 2007-08 showed correlations in school performance improvements with program participation in just one year’s time.

  • May 1, 2009

    The School Leaders Network has entered into a partnership with New Leaders for New Schools DC, a non-profit organization which trains school leaders to take the helm of challenging urban schools across the nation, to form three networks for principals in the Washington, DC area beginning fall 2009.

  • April 3, 2009

    SLN Raleigh Facilitators, Jesse Dingle and Denise Tillery and Jody Roy, SLN Program Director, presented the SLN program model at the National Association of Elementary School Principals {NAESP} 88th Annual Convention and Exposition in New Orleans.

  • January 5, 2009

    In support of the important and effective work of the School Leaders Network, the School Administrators Association of New York State {SAANYS} was pleased to present to the network’s Albany facilitator, Dr. Rachelle Salerno, a matching grant in support of current and future initiatives. 

    SAANYS News & Notes, January 2009