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    Closing the achievement gap by creating high-impact school leaders who accelerate student achievement

What can make this a reality for every child across the nation? Transformational school leadership. And we’re here to make that happen.

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Your investment in Accelerate Institute supports school leaders who inspire and influence dozens of teachers—who, in turn, impact hundreds of students.

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The country’s foremost principal fellowship prepares aspiring school leaders through a rigorous three-year program; it directly attacks the issue of underperforming urban schools by addressing why those schools fail: a lack of qualified leadership.

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The School Accelerator is a world-class program designed to develop and support school principals and their leadership teams and move their schools from good to great.

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The Ryan Award recognizes the important and challenging work of school leaders across America—those who give students a chance by believing in them and hold student success as the true measure of their own professional success.

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Whether you’re a principal looking to explore the ways other principals have closed the achievement gap, or a supporter who wants to see how the Accelerate Framework works, it’s all in here.

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This exceptional school is Accelerate Institute’s proof point for urban schools. It exemplifies excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive.

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News, events and things going on at Accelerate Institute

From fundraising events to job postings, personal achievements to news about results, you can always catch up on the latest happenings here. Browse the images below to explore. 

  • Results Are In: High Placement Rates & Satisfaction

    Results Are In: High Placement Rates & Satisfaction

    Leaders trained by Accelerate Institute are prepared for principalship! Recent survey results show Fellows value our program and have high placement rates.

  • Principal Fellows Exceed National Retention Rates

    Principal Fellows Exceed National Retention Rates

    It's so important for transformational school leaders to be in their work for the long run. We're excited to announce that our Fellows are more likely to remain in their position than the national average!

  • Carmen Ranked #1 School in Wisconsin

    Carmen Ranked #1 School in Wisconsin

    Carmen High School of Science and Technology, led by Ryan Fellow principal Janis Meinke, was ranked the #1 high school in Wisconsin by U.S. News and World Report!

  • Accelerator Principals Close the Achievement Gap

    Accelerator Principals Close the Achievement Gap

    Leaders in our Accelerator program for sitting principals are bringing students up to grade level on ITBS assessments

  • Congratulations, Catherine!

    Congratulations, Catherine!

    Let’s celebrate! Managing Director Catherine Burns graduated this spring with a Doctorate of Education Leadership. Her thesis focused on principals as leaders of social justice. We’re proud of Dr. Catherine Burns and the wealth of knowledge she brings to our programs!


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