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 May 21, 2019

Here’s One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Defend the Rights of Black Families in California

I don’t know about you, but I can’t just sit by and watch. It’s time for action. The latest battleground in the national war on…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted May 20, 2019

In 2016 I Gave Money to the Bernie Campaign. Now I’ll Be Damned If I Give a Single Penny.

In 2016, I gave money to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. It was and remains the first and only time I have ever given a…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted May 21, 2019

They’re Trying to Ban Charter Schools in California. Here’s Why That Matters.

About two years ago this time I had to write an explainer piece when the NAACP pushed for a moratorium on public charter schools. The…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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