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Remembering Eli Broad

May 1, 2021
Eli Broad

Throughout his five-decade business career, Mr. Broad provided first homes to hundreds of thousands of families and secure retirements to millions of Americans. As founding members of The Giving Pledge, Eli Broad and his wife of over 60 years, Edye, devoted their multi-billion dollar fortune to...

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TBC Alumni Journal: To Create Paths to the Middle Class, Teach Students to Create Options

April 21, 2021
Dhyia Thompson-Phillips

Among leaders and practitioners in K-12 public education, there is a shared belief that if our students are provided with high-quality instruction and curricula, obtain stellar grades, and are admitted into college, they will become thriving middle-income adults. The reality doesn’t conform to...

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TBC Alumni Journal: Leadership Requires a Personal Theory of Action

January 27, 2021
Pablu Muñoz
Pablo Muñoz, a 1991 graduate of Yale College and a 2006 graduate of The Broad Academy, is superintendent of the Passaic, New Jersey, Public Schools and former superintendent of the Elizabeth Public Schools. He writes that a personal theory of action is the key to transforming schools and preparing students for a successful future. Continue reading “TBC Alumni Journal: Leadership Requires a Personal Theory of Action”

TBC Alumni Interview: Hartford Schools Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

September 10, 2020
This week, students in the Hartford Public Schools, one of the largest districts in Connecticut, returned to the classroom for the first time since March. We talked to Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez,  a 2018–19 fellow of The Broad Academy, about the challenges she has faced and the possibility of lasting change. Continue reading “TBC Alumni Interview: Hartford Schools Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez”