California district leaders will work on district challenges during yearlong professional development.
Leaders representing 18 school districts across 13 California counties have been selected for a new professional development program at Stanford that harnesses the expertise and learning of the university's graduate schools of business and education.
The inaugural class of the new Executive Program for Education Leaders reflects the diversity of the state's student population: districts represented include rural and urban and those with high populations of under-represented children.
The participants began the program with one week living, meeting and studying on the Stanford campus in July. They continue their professional development over the next year online and reconvene on campus for two additional weekends in the fall and spring.