THE BROAD CENTER FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS
The Broad Foundation is the primary funder of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, whose mission is to raise student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting executive leadership talent from across America to become the next generation of urban school district leaders. The Broad Center operates two leadership development programs: The Broad Superintendents Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education.
The Broad Superintendents Academy
The Broad Superintendents Academy is a rigorous 10-month executive management training program designed to prepare experienced leaders from business, education, military, government and nonprofit sectors with the critical skills needed to lead our nation’s largest urban school districts.
The Broad Residency in Urban Education
The Broad Residency in Urban Education is a two-year management development program that immediately places emerging, talented private sector leaders into full-time managerial positions—medical-style residencies in urban school districts or charter management organizations throughout the country.
CITY YEAR LOS ANGELES
The Broad Foundation supports City Year Los Angeles, whose corps members partner with underperforming elementary and middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where they serve as full-time tutors, mentors, role models and leaders of after-school programs.
The Broad Foundation supports Education Pioneers, which recruits, trains and places top graduate students from leading business, law and public policy programs in summer positions in urban school districts, educational nonprofits and charter management organizations across the country. The foundation also supports Education Pioneers' Analysts Fellowship in Education Program, which recruits, trains and supports private sector professionals with post-graduate experience to provide much-needed analytic and project management skills to schools and nonprofits during a 10-month fellowship.
GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Broad Foundation supports Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality Leader Plus Program to identify, train and support new principals in this Georgia district. Teachers with the necessary leadership credentials are recruited for assistant principal positions and supported with training over a two-year period.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: ED.L.D. PROGRAM
The Broad Foundation supports the inaugural cohort of Harvard University’s School of Education Ed.L.D. Program, a tuition-free, practice-based doctoral program that integrates education, business and public policy. This program prepares its graduates for senior leadership positions in public education.
The Broad Foundation supports the growth in Los Angeles and New Orleans of KIPP public charter schools, universally recognized for their high-quality, rigorous curriculum and for providing an excellent education to underserved students. The foundation also supports the KIPP Foundation’s Fisher Fellows program, one of the most highly competitive charter leadership programs in the country, which trains future leaders to open public charter schools in large urban districts.
NEW LEADERS FOR NEW SCHOOLS
The Broad Foundation supports New Leaders for New Schools (NLNS), an innovative organization working to attract, prepare and support outstanding principals for our nation’s urban public schools. NLNS combines an intensive summer training institute focused on management and instructional leadership strategies and a year-long, full-time medical style residency alongside an exemplary principal.
PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMERGING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Broad Foundation supports Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Emerging Leadership Academy, part of the district’s system of inter-related initiatives called PULSE. Designed to recruit, train, evaluate and retain high-quality school-level leadership, PULSE addresses the full spectrum of principal performance—from recruitment and selection to retention and evaluation.
The Broad Foundation supports Public Agenda, which aims to strengthen the standards and accountability movement in education by guiding public understanding and commitment to improving failing schools. Public Agenda’s Bold Action on Failing Schools initiative gives leaders the support and skills needed to close or completely transform the worst 5 percent of schools.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO
The Broad Foundation supports the University of Illinois, Chicago Urban Education Leadership program, a three-year program that develops transformational school leaders for the most challenging schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and works to change the way higher education prepares those school leaders. After a rigorous selection process, students are placed in progressively more responsible positions in CPS schools, culminating with placement as a principal.