This article profiles the Learning Partners Program, a novel effort in New York City that matches veteran principals with two or more newer ones in order to build the skills of emerging school leaders. It describes the program at the end of its first year, detailing how groups of schools stay in touch, observe each others’ work, chew over problems and come up with solutions. It also highlights the supports that the district provides for each group of schools, including skilled facilitators who plan group meetings, structure conversations among schools, connect principals to city resources and help them carry out improvement strategies they develop as a group. The article was published in the October 2015 issue of JSD
, a professional-learning journal for educators.