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Fellowship for Public Education Leadership

A tuition-free program for public education leaders dedicated to strengthening public school systems and the communities they serve.

The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a tuition-free executive leadership program for senior-level public education leaders from across the country who are dedicated to strengthening public school systems and the communities they serve. Fellows drive transformative work happening in urban school districts, charter networks, and state education agencies that advances equity and excellence for all students.

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Through deep connections within the cohort, engagement with SOM faculty expertise, and interaction with leading practitioners, the Fellowship offers the opportunity to reexamine present and future challenges in public education and reimagine what is possible for America’s youth. Fellows learn about leadership and management principles and explore their own leadership approach through engaging with Yale SOM faculty, leading education practitioners, and their peers in the Fellowship cohort. 

The 10-month program seeks to bolster efforts to achieve performance improvements through participant-centered learning, peer coaching, and project work. Fellows develop a network of the incredibly diverse public school system and cabinet-level leaders – including superintendents, chief executive officers, and commissioners of education –  who share a commitment to the joint pursuit of excellence and equity.

Curriculum and Program Structure

The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a tuition-free, non-degree program. By engaging with SOM faculty to understand management research and findings across sectors, learning from education practitioners, and connecting within the cohort and the Broad network, Fellows find new perspectives and hone and deepen their own leadership approach. Learn more about the Fellowship curriculum and program structure

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The Fellowship challenged me, changed me, and connected me even more to the mission of education and with other leaders willing to serve. I learned from the best to better serve others.

Deena Bishop (TBF 2021-22), superintendent, Anchorage School District in Anchorage, Alaska
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Application Information

Fellows demonstrate an exceptional ability to produce results, a deep desire to grow their leadership, and a strong commitment to expanding access to a world-class public education for every American student. The application for the 2024-25 cohort closed March 13, 2024. If you are interested in joining future cohorts, read more about our admissions process and get answers to frequently asked questions about the Fellowship for Public Education Leadership.

The 2024-25 cohort will convene in person for four weeks of on-campus sessions during the following program dates:

  • Virtual Orientation: August 14, 2024
  • Module 1: October 7-11, 2024
  • Module 2: January 27-31, 2025
  • Module 3: March 17-21, 2025
  • Module 4: June 23-27, 2025

Our Campus

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The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management is located in New Haven, Connecticut a place rich with history, culture, and community. Approximately 20 square miles with nearly 130,000 residents, New Haven has been called a “city of neighborhoods,” each with residential, shopping and recreation areas and distinctive histories. The city has a thriving arts and music scene, as well as a growing array of small businesses that are deeply connected to city residents and to the Yale community. New Haven is a hub for innovation, not only in business, but also in education. The New Haven Public School District has a student population of over 20,000 and remains one of the largest School Choice Programs in the State of Connecticut. 

Our home city is convenient to Boston and New York with easy access from Philadelphia and Washington.  Yale SOM is located at 165 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, at the north east corner of Yale University’s campus. During sessions, accommodation will be provided for Fellows at a hotel in downtown New Haven, just steps from the heart of Yale University, the New Haven Town Green, and museums, restaurants, and shopping.