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The Broad Residency
Record Number of Broad
Residents Take on
Local, State, Federal Roles Managing Education Reform
Receives $3.6 million Grant from the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Help Execute
Teacher Effectiveness Initiatives-
September 8, 2010
At LLOS ANGELES -
The Broad Residency in Urban Education
announced today it has placed its largest class of 42 early
career executives into 28 public education systems across
the country, expanding for the first time into state
departments of education.
The Broad Residency is a management development program that
places talented executives with private 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 reform
leaders, which enables them to actively share their
successes and experiences as they work to improve the
delivery of quality education.
The Broad Center has received a $3.6 million grant from the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to recruit and train as many
as 18 Broad Residents over the next four years to provide
management support to school districts and charter
management organizations addressing the issue of teacher
effectiveness. Broad Residents will help school systems
dramatically improve the recruitment, selection, training,
placement, and evaluation of teachers. The Gates Foundation
grant is the first multi-million-dollar grant The Broad
Residency has received from a funder other than The Eli and
Edythe Broad Foundation.
Also, for the first time since The Broad Residency began in
2002, two Residents will be working at the state level, for
the Delaware and Louisiana departments of education, in
which significant reforms are underway. For the second year,
Broad Residents will be working at the U.S. Department of
Education, supporting states and school districts in their
efforts to improve student achievement.
�We are pleased that these bright managers will help large
education systems � including state departments of education
� use limited resources to better support teachers and
deliver results for students, parents and communities,� said
Eli Broad, founder of
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
To date, 215 Broad Residents have been placed in
32 school districts and 23 public charter school
management organizations nationwide.
Nine out of ten Broad Resident graduates have stayed in the
field of urban education.
The 2010-2012 Residents will be working in the following
In addition, 2010-2012 Residents will work in the following
charter school management organizations:
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, N.C.
- Chicago Public Schools
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- Denver Public Schools
- Detroit Public Schools
- Fulton County Schools, Ga.
- Hillsborough County Public Schools,
- Houston Independent School District
- Knox County Schools, Tenn.
- Memphis City Schools, Tenn.
- New Haven Public Schools, Conn.
- New York City Department of
- Pittsburgh Public Schools
- Prince George's County Public
- Providence Public Schools, R.I.
- Washoe County School District, Nev.
For a list of this year�s Broad Residents, bios, photos and
quotes, please visit
For examples of specific, quantifiable outcomes Broad
Residents have achieved to improve operations and teaching
and learning across the country, please visit
- Achievement First, New York
- Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools,
- Aspire Public Schools, Oakland,
- Green Dot Public Schools, Los Angeles
- KIPP, Houston
- LEARN Charter School, Chicago
- New Schools for New Orleans, New Orleans
- The College-Ready Promise, Los Angeles
- Uncommon Schools, New York
All Broad Residents have M.B.A.s or other advanced degrees.
Seventy-four percent of this year�s class, selected from a
candidate pool of more than 2,500 applicants, come from
leading business and law schools such as Harvard University,
Duke University or the University of Michigan. Participants
have an average of 10 years of experience, typically from a
Fortune 500 or other major company. Fifty-two percent are
people of color. The Broad Residency continues to be far
more selective � at 2 percent � than the highest-rated
The Broad Residency pays 50
percent of each Resident�s salary the first year, and 25
percent the second 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
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 venture philanthropy established by
philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the
public good in education, science and the arts.