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Broad Residency Announces Largest Incoming Class of Education Executives in Program’s History

Sep 7, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erica Lepping

LOS ANGELESThe Broad Residency in Urban Education announced today that it has placed its largest class to-date of 46 early-career executives into 28 public education systems across the country, including the largest number yet of residents in state departments of education, where they will be supporting school districts in improving student achievement.

The Broad Residency is a management development program that matches talented executives with private, public and civic sector experience and advanced degrees from top business, public policy and law schools into two-year, full-time, paid positions at the top levels of urban school districts, state and federal departments of education and leading charter management organizations. Broad Residents work to improve central-office management practices so that more money reaches the classroom, teachers receive effective support and students receive a quality education.  During their two-year “residency,” participants receive intensive professional development and access to a nationwide network of education leaders, which enables them to actively share their successes and experiences as they work to improve the delivery of quality public education.

The 2011 class of 46 marks the largest ever incoming class since The Broad Residency began in 2002. In addition, this year’s class shows an increase in the number of residents working to improve state departments of education, as well as an increase in the number of residents working in public charter management organizations.

“We continue to be proud of the growth of The Broad Residency and the strides that our participants have made in helping urban education systems use resources wisely to empower teachers and students to succeed in the classroom,” said Eli Broad, founder of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

To date, 253 Broad Residents have been placed in 39 school districts, 30 public charter school management organizations and eight state departments of education nationwide.  Eighty-six percent of Broad Resident graduates have stayed in the field of urban education. 

The 2011-2013 Residents will be working in the following school districts and departments of education:

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Illinois School District U-46
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Knox County Schools
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Louisiana Department of Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Memphis City Schools
  • New Jersey Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • United States Department of Education

In addition, 2011-2013 Residents will work in the following charter school management organizations:

  • Achievement First, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chicago International Charter Schools
  • Friendship Public Charter Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Green Dot Public Schools, Los Angeles
  • KIPP Foundation, New York City
  • KIPP, Bay Area
  • KIPP, Chicago
  • KIPP, New Orleans
  • KIPP, Philadelphia
  • Rocketship Education, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Success Charter Network, New York
  • Uplift Education, Irving, Texas

For examples of specific, quantifiable outcomes Broad Residents have achieved to improve operations and teaching and learning across the country, please visit

For more information on this year’s Broad Residents, bios, photos and quotes, please visit

All Broad Residents have M.B.A.s or other advanced degrees. Seventy-six percent of this year’s class, selected from a candidate pool of more than 2,500 applicants, come from leading business, policy and law schools such as Harvard University, Duke University or the University of Michigan. Participants have an average of 8 years of experience, typically from a Fortune 500 or other major company.  Forty-six percent are people of color. The Broad Residency continues to be far more selective – at 2 percent – than the highest-rated M.B.A. programs. 

The Broad Residency ( pays one-third of each Resident’s salary each year, with the partner organization paying the balance, except where a Resident is already employed by that organization. The Broad Center also covers the full cost of professional development sessions for all Residents.

The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, which operates The Broad Residency, is funded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation (, a national philanthropy that invests in the bold and innovative transformation of urban K-12 public education in America so that students of all backgrounds are academically prepared for college, careers and life.  The Broad Foundation supports efforts to empower students and teachers to succeed in the classroom, use resources strategically and efficiently, and attract talented Americans into the profession.