Yale School of Management

The Broad Center at Yale SOM

About The Broad Center at Yale SOM

The Broad Center at Yale SOM supports K-12 public education, particularly for underserved students in large, urban communities. The Center fosters the development of dedicated and transformative leaders in school systems as well as engages in ongoing research and policy dialogue to advance excellence and equity in America’s K-12 public schools.

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Developing School System Leaders in Large Urban K-12 Public Schools

The Center is home to a Master’s Degree in Public Education Management, a  14-month, tuition-free, cohort-based program for education professionals looking to increase their impact in the major urban school districts where they work. The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a  non-degree, tuition-free, executive leadership program for senior-level public education leaders from across the country working in the nation’s critical school districts.

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Generating Knowledge about Effective School System Leadership 

The Center will convene scholars including Yale faculty, practitioners and other experts for colloquia, conferences, and knowledge-sharing about the latest research on public education. Through these gatherings, The Broad Center at Yale SOM will connect research and data with actionable improvements for school system leaders. To support these efforts, we are planning to build the world’s premier data source about public school leadership that will inform practice and public policy.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO Montserrat Garibay, and Former Chancellor of DC Public Schools, Kaya Henderson


Informing and Elevating the Policy Debate  

We aim to shape conversations on public policy through conferences, events, and communication. The Center leverages the amazing Broad Center network and its alumni to identify best practices and to share key learnings about the future of public education in the United States. By connecting practitioner and faculty expertise we will develop and broadly share evidence-based, systemic improvements.