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Commentary: Becca Bracy Knight podcast

Here is this school year’s final podcast from the monthly Hot Lunch event presented by the Donnell-Kay and Piton foundations (both funders of Education News Colorado).

Becca Bracy Knight is is executive director of the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems. The center is funded by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a national foundation established by Los Angeles-based businessman Eli Broad.

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The Broad Center describes its mission as “to raise student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting executive leadership talent from across America to become the next generation of urban school district leaders.” The center runs two programs, one to prepare high-ranking executives from the public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as the military, to become urban superintendents, the other to groom promising young executives to serve in high-level positions in school districts, charter management organizations and federal and state departments of education.

Knight, who oversees both programs, is a graduate of Stanford University. She served as a director at the Broad Foundation before stepping into her current role. before that she worked for Kaplan Learning Services, the Salvation Army and Partners in School innovation.


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