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Yale University Receives Gift to Strengthen Public Schools Leadership

Yale University has received a multi-million dollar gift that will fund various initiatives, including the creation of a tuition-free master’s degree program.

Last week, The Yale School of Management (SOM) announced receiving a $100 million gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to develop the leadership of America’s public school systems.

A part of the gift was dedicated to creating a free master’s degree for emerging education leaders. The one-year program in education management will train at least 50 early-career leaders each year along with the executive training program.

“Educating leaders who will serve all sectors of society is part of Yale’s mission, so it is fitting that the Yale School of Management is creating a master’s degree program for emerging and current executives of school systems,” Yale President Peter Salovey said.

“The school’s dedication to leadership education and cultivation is unmatched. Its track record of producing transformational leaders across a range of fields speaks to the tremendous promise of the new Broad Center at Yale SOM,” he added.

The university will create a new center that will seek to give leaders of the country’s large, urban school systems rigorous insights and frameworks to address challenges and create new opportunities for some of the most underserved students.

In social science research related to education, the university is planning to create new faculty positions and build out a research infrastructure that can benefit all scholars interested in the field.

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