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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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