Jaime Aquino

Guest Blogger

CEO, New Leaders

New York City, New York

Jaime Aquino is the chief program officer at New Leaders.

Previously, he held leadership positions in several major districts, including deputy executive director for the division of instructional support and local instructional superintendent for New York City, deputy superintendent of instruction for Los Angeles Unified School District and chief academic officer in Denver.

Aquino was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and began his career in education as a bilingual teacher in Queens, New York.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

We Need Educators Who Reflect the Communities They Serve

Last year, I attended a gathering of education leaders and advocates working to improve schools for low-income and minority students.…

By Jaime Aquino

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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