Leadership Academy

Minnesota Leadership Academy
Minnesota Leadership Academy participants collaborate and develop communication and leadership skills at a Target workshop designed for Education leaders.

Learning to Lead

The New York Times and Washington Post have recognized CSC’s work in school leadership. Recognizing the value of school leadership, and the need for new approaches to developing strong leaders, CSC conducted research on the most effective aspects of educational and private sector leadership development. This was compiled in a report, Learning to Lead, focusing on recommendations from business people for school leadership programs.

As of the school year 2012-13, the Leadership Academy is welcoming its fifth cohort of approximately 10 educators, representing both district and charter public schools.

The year-long Leadership Academy has several key features: Each participant has an education and a business mentor, each participant visits outstanding public schools in another city, each participant has a year long project designed to help improve achievement in her/his school, and each participant attends approximately 6 workshops throughout the year.  The overall goal is to help develop much stronger skills and knowledge, leading to measurable improvement in schools led by leadership academy participants.

See all our Leadership Academy blog posts for news related to the project.

Leadership Academy videos

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KIPP School Houston, TX

Yes Prep School,  Houston, TX

Reflections on the trip to Houston, TX