Program Overview
The Broad Academy brings together game-changing leaders who challenge, support and learn from each other as they develop innovative strategies to tackle some of urban public education’s greatest needs.

Sessions, Curriculum and Focus

Each cohort convenes for five in-person, week-long sessions to engage with each other and experts from a variety of backgrounds as they explore some of the greatest opportunities in system-level improvements.

2017-2018 Session Dates 

  • Session 1: March 21-25, 2017
  • Session 2: July 11-15, 2017
  • Session 3: November 7-11, 2017
  • Session 4: March 6-10, 2018
  • Session 5: July 10-14, 2018

Throughout the two-year program, Fellows focus on actions that address student needs while supporting and inspiring people to do their best work. The fellowship helps system leaders strengthen their ability to lead and grow high-performing organizations that drive excellence and equity for all students.

Application Projects and Activities

Fellows complete monthly readings, reflections, analyses and application projects over the two-year period. These activities provide Fellows with opportunities to apply lessons to their own organizational contexts.

Personalized Learning

Fellows work independently to strengthen their knowledge of key K-12 education topics via a library of on-demand learning modules. They also complete a series of application projects specifically designed for system-level leaders.

Additional personalized learning opportunities include shadow observations of transformative leaders and activities to increase proficiency in areas most important to each Fellow’s success. Throughout the fellowship, the Academy fosters a full list of transformative leadership skills.