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50 Pairs of First-Year Principals and Assistant Principals to Take Over Struggling Schools

When aspiring principal Maxine Cameron visited administrator-in-training Latishia Towles at her Queens school earlier this year, it was the professional equivalent of a first date. The two had already met through the NYC Leadership Academy, which launched a program this year that pairs up first-year principals and assistant principals and sends the teams into struggling schools in the hopes of turning them around. Now Cameron was headed to P.S. 160 to observe Towles in classrooms and meetings to decide if the two had a future together.