NYC Leadership Academy Irma Zardoya Emphasizes Importance of Equity Under ESSA

NYC Leadership Academy Irma Zardoya Emphasizes Importance of Equity Under ESSA

February 10, 2017

Irma Zardoya, President and CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy, wrote an opinion piece in Education Week on the importance of equity under ESSA. Zardoya highlighted how some states are “considering how to make teachers more representative of the students in their classrooms” by examining “how they develop, recruit, select, and place teachers of color.” She also praised school districts working to “maintain a strong school culture” through leadership efforts. Zardoya urged states to include equity training programs in ESSA plans so “we, as a nation, have a shot at leveling the playing field and ending educational inequities.”