Broad Center for the Management of School Systems Announces Three New Members of Board of Directors

Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:01am EDT

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Broad Center for the Management of School Systems Announces Three New Members
of Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News and World Report
Editor-in-Chief Mortimer Zuckerman, CityView Executive Chairman Henry G.
Cisneros and Chicago Public Schools executive Melissa Megliola Zaikos have
joined the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School
Systems, the center announced today.  They join 10 other board members who are
advising the center as it develops talented urban education leaders across the
country.

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The Broad (rhymes with "road") Center for the Management of School Systems is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising student achievement by
recruiting, training and supporting executive talent from across America to
become the next generation of urban school district leaders.  The center runs
two executive training programs: The Broad Superintendents Academy
(www.broadacademy.org) and The Broad Residency in Urban Education
(www.broadresidency.org). To date, The Broad Center has trained nearly 300
individuals to hold leadership and management positions in urban school
districts.

The three new members of the board of directors will provide strategic counsel
to The Broad Center as it seeks to increase the number of top executives
trained and placed in urban school systems around the country working to raise
student achievement district-wide and reduce chronic income and ethnic
achievement gaps. The three new board members are:

    --  Mortimer Zuckerman, chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World
        Report, publisher of the New York Daily News and chairman, Boston
        Properties
    --  Henry G. Cisneros, executive chairman of CityView, former president of
        Univision and former U.S. secretary of the Department of Housing and
        Urban Development (HUD)

    --  Melissa Megliola Zaikos, autonomous schools officer, Chicago Public
        Schools, and a former Broad Resident


"We are fortunate that Mort, Henry and Melissa have committed to helping the
center improve its ability to develop effective leaders for our nation's
largest school districts, and we appreciate their wisdom, insights and
experience," said Eli Broad, founder of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation,
which funds The Broad Center.

Zuckerman and Cisneros bring extensive executive experience leading some of
the nation's largest and most successful media companies and public and
private institutions.  Megliola Zaikos, a former Broad Resident and former
manager at Deloitte Consulting, currently serves as the line supervisor for 95
Chicago schools that have been granted increased autonomy by the school
district.  She will represent Broad Residency graduates on the board.

The three new board members will help guide The Broad Center's two flagship
programs:

    --  The Broad Superintendents Academy (www.broadacademy.org) is a 10-month
        executive management training program to prepare prominent leaders
from
        education, military, business, nonprofit and government sectors to
lead
        urban public school systems.  It is the only program in the country
that
        recruits, trains and places non-traditional superintendent candidates
as
        well as stand-out career educators.  Participants attend extended
        weekend sessions while keeping their full-time jobs.  The academy
helps
        place graduates in urban school districts and provides extensive
        on-the-job support.  To date, graduates have filled 64 superintendent
        positions and 87 senior school district executive positions. 
        Broad-trained superintendents who have led a district for three or
more
        testing cycles are outperforming comparison groups in raising student
        achievement in reading and math.

    --  The Broad Residency in Urban Education (www.broadresidency.org) is a
        management development program that places talented early career
        executives from the private or civic sectors into two-year, full-time,
        paid management positions in urban school systems.  Broad Residents,
who
        have M.B.A.s or other advanced degrees, work to improve management
        practices of urban education systems so that, among other things,
        critical resources can be pushed down to the classroom and quality
        teachers can be recruited, hired and retained.  During their two-year
        "residency," participants receive intensive professional development
and
        access to a nationwide network of education leaders.  The Broad Center
        pays 50 percent of each Resident's salary the first year and 25
percent
        the second year, with the school district or charter management
        organization paying the balance. Current and former Broad Residents
        currently work in 50 urban school systems nationwide, and nine out of
10
        graduates still work in urban education.


The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems is funded by The Eli and
Edythe Broad Foundation, a national venture philanthropy established by
entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the
public good in education, science and the arts.  The Broad Foundation's
education work is focused on dramatically improving urban K-12 public
education through better governance, management, labor relations and
competition.  For more information, please visit www.broadcenter.org or
www.broadfoundation.org.


SOURCE  The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems

Erica Lepping of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems,
+1-310-954-5053
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