News in Brief
Broad Management Center Names Advisory Board for Programs
The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems has formed an advisory board made up of prominent education and business leaders to govern its executive-management programs. The group will meet regularly as the center works on increasing the number of people it trains.
The Broad Center, founded and funded by the Los Angeles-based Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, manages the Broad Superintendents Academy, a 10-month boot camp for prospective urban superintendents, and the Broad Residency in Urban Education, a management program for central-office leaders.
Board members include Margaret Spellings, the former U.S. secretary of education; Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America; Michelle A. Rhee, the chancellor of the District of Columbia schools; Arlene C. Ackerman, the superintendent of the Philadelphia schools; and Louis Gerstner Jr., a senior adviser with the Carlyle Group. Joel I. Klein, the New York City schools chancellor, is the board’s chairman.
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