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TBC Alumni Interview: Hartford Schools Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

By: Ben Mattison 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 about the challenges she has faced and the possibility of lasting change.

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The Broad Center at Yale SOM Names D.C. State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang Executive Director

By: Ben Mattison September 8, 2020
Hanseul Kang with students

Hanseul Kang, currently the District of Columbia state superintendent of education, has been appointed assistant dean of Yale SOM and the inaugural Anita and Joshua Bekenstein ’80 B.A. Executive Director of The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management.

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Two Mission-Driven Organizations Come Together

By: Meredith Crawford July 28, 2020

The Broad Center in Los Angeles is currently being transformed into The Broad Center at Yale SOM, which will continue to offer programs to bolster public education leadership. We talked with former Broad Center staffer Sarah Thompson ’21 and alumnus Joe Gramelspacher ’21, who have found at Yale SOM an environment that complements TBC’s focus on promoting educational equity.

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Alumni Profile: Siddhartha Chowdri ’05

By: Amy Kundrat July 14, 2020
Siddhartha Chowdri ’05 portrait

More than a decade in microfinance and development work taught Chowdri the value of an education; in 2019, he put his MBA and a two-year urban education residency at The Broad Center in Los Angeles to use in a new setting: the classroom. The center is currently being transformed into The Broad Center at Yale SOM, which will continue to offer programs to bolster public education leadership.

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