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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 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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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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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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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. 

  • 2016 Impact Dinner a Success!

    2016 Impact Dinner a Success!

    At our 2016 Impact Dinner, we celebrated Ryan Awardees Hannah Lofthus (pictured) and Laura Miguez. Thanks to all who attended - we exceeded our fundraising goal! 

  • Accelerate Institute Blog Launches

    Accelerate Institute Blog Launches

    Read about Ryan Fellow Drew Goltermann's approach to project-based learning (pictured) and more from our team, program members and partners on our brand-new blog.

  • Ryan Fellow Janis Meinke now Principal with Carmen Schools

    Ryan Fellow Janis Meinke now Principal with Carmen Schools

    Ryan Fellow Janis Meinke is now leading as a principal with Carmen Schools of Science and Technology in Milwaukee, WI. Ryan Fellow alum Aaron Lippman is opening Carmen's third campus - congrats, Fellows!

  • New Ryan Fellowship Regions: Nashville & Las Vegas

    New Ryan Fellowship Regions: Nashville & Las Vegas

    We are excited to announce that we are recruiting aspiring school leaders for Las Vegas and Nashville with The Ryan Fellowship's Class of 2018! 


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