Dhyia Thompson-Phillips, a 2019 graduate of The Broad Residency, is executive director of Workforce Equity at Olive-Harvey College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago. To break down the complex barriers to the middle class, she writes, K-12 educators must look beyond college admissions and teach students to make the choices that lead to opportunities.
Laney Shaler, a 2018 graduate of The Broad Residency, is chief of staff of the Equity and Engagement Division and former director of Teacher Pathways and Development for Denver Public Schools. She describes the school system’s approach to building a diverse and well-prepared teacher workforce.
More than 350 alumni of the The Broad Center—educators, administrators, superintendents, advocates, and others committed to strengthening public education—gathered virtually for the 2021 Broad Forum, the first hosted by The Broad Center at Yale SOM.
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.
Kathryn Block, chief of communications and external relations at the School District of Philadelphia, explains how the district has created valuable local partnerships and rallied community members and leaders around the state to advocate for needed funding.
Twenty senior public education leaders have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Fellowship for Public Education Leadership, a 10-month leadership development program at The Broad Center at Yale SOM.
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 about the challenges she has faced and the possibility of lasting change.