The tuition-free program will gather superintendents, chief executive officers, and cabinet-level leaders from urban public school districts, charter school networks, and state-level education agencies for four week-long sessions starting in June 2021.
Through interactive learning sessions with Yale SOM faculty and discussion with education practitioners, the education leaders will build networks and develop management and leadership skills for immediate application in their home districts, with the goal of advancing equity in educational outcomes for all students.
The 20 inaugural fellows are from 11 states and the District of Columbia; 12 are leaders in traditional public school districts, two at state education agencies, and 6 at public charter school networks, with tenures ranging from a year to more than a decade in their current roles. Sixteen of the fellows identify as people of color.
The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is the successor program to The Broad Academy at the previously independent Broad Center in Los Angeles.
The fellows met as a group for the first time in a virtual session earlier this month. “We here at School of Management could not be more impressed and indeed awed by the work you’re doing in this uncertain time,” Dean Kerwin K. Charles told them. “This is a hugely important moment for new thinking, fresh action, and imagination in the spheres of public education and inequality.”
Salazar, who has been superintendent at Los Fresnos CISD since June 2006, was the only recipient named from Texas.